The North Dakota Department of Transportation has closed down interstates and is advising drivers to avoid travel as a heavy snowstorm makes travel treacherous.
A heavy winter storm has created zero visibility conditions in the northeastern portion of North Dakota, prompting officials to advise drivers to stay off of the road on Friday morning.
Around 11 a.m. the North Dakota Department of Transportation announced the following road closures:
🚫I-94 CLOSED WESTBOUND from Bismarck to Fargo; I-94 CLOSED EASTBOUND from Bismarck to Valley City
🚫I-29 CLOSED northbound and southbound from Grand Forks to the Canadian border
🚫US Highway 2 CLOSED eastbound and westbound from Rugby to Larimore. The north central portion of the state, in and around Devils Lake, is experiencing very heavy snow and white out conditions. Secondary state highways in this area are IMPASSABLE and BLOCKED. Motorists SHOULD NOT TRAVEL! Plows in this area are being pulled from the roadways in the Devils Lake and surrounding areas due to zero visibility. NDDOT snowplows will resume operation when it is safe to do so.
Additionally, Oversized travel has been banned in parts of the state:
For the latest road conditions from the North Dakota Department of Transportion, click here: http://www.dot.nd.gov/travelinfo/m/