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Parts of I-94, I-29 to stay closed until morning in North Dakota

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FARGO — Interstate 94 from Fargo to Bismarck and Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border will remain closed until Friday morning, March 15, as equipment is used to remove vehicles and clear roads of snow and ice, according to North Dakota transportation officials.

Any abandoned vehicles on the interstate will be towed to the nearest interchange, officials said in a news release. A no-travel advisory is in effect for south-central and eastern North Dakota.

On Thursday night, the Minnesota Department of Transportation lifted a no-travel advisory on U.S. Highway 75 from Moorhead to near Perley, Minn., and Highway 210 from Highway 9 to I-94. However, the department said in a release that the highways remained partially to completely covered with snow and with the winds slippery conditions and icy patches are possible.

Earlier in the day, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Cass County Sheriff's Office reported that county roads were slushy and snow-covered with visibility reduced to a half mile or less.

Cass County announced it was pulling snow plows until conditions improved. Drivers were asked to stay off rural roads.

Kim Hyatt

Kim Hyatt is a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started her newspaper career at the Owatonna People’s Press covering arts and education. In 2016, she received Minnesota Newspaper Association's Dave Pyle New Journalist Award and later that year she joined The Forum newsroom.

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