Blizzard Blankets Region (updated)

Blizzard Blankets Region (updated) Click to Enlarge

Update: 3:50 PM

Polk Co. Sheriff's Office says all county roads north, south and west of Crookston are closed.

Sheriff's office says "All county plows have been pulled. Do not travel on Polk Co. Rds. 11, 17 and 15."

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Update 1:40 PM

The latest blizzard is shutting down major roads in the area.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and state Highway Patrol say I-29 is closed from the Canadian border to Fargo.. I-94 is closed from Fargo to Bismarck … and US Highway 2 is closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake.

Officials say these roads will remain closed till further notice.

While conditions may “appear” to be okay to travel in urban areas, the high winds are creating significant problems elsewhere.

There’s a NO TRAVEL ADVISORY for northeast, southeast and south central North Dakota.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota D-O-T has expanded the no travel advisory in northwest Minnesota due to reduced visibility from blowing and drifting snow.

Snowplows will continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve.

Highway 2 is closed from Crookston to the North Dakota border. And Highway 75 is closed from Crookston to Shelly.

East Grand Forks has closed 23rd Street Northwest… also, the EGF snow emergency remains in effect till further notice.

Polk County Road 17 is closed between Highway 2 and County Road 66, as five-foot drifts are reported on the road.

Also closed in Minnesota:

· Highway 75 from Canada to South Norman county line by Perley

· Highway 200 from North Dakota to Ada

· Highway 220 from Climax to Highway 11

· Highway 1 from North Dakota to Thief River Falls

· Highway 11 from North Dakota to Karlstad or TH59

· Highway 175 from North Dakota to TH59

· Highway 171 from TH75 to North Dakota

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BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO

1 AM CDT FRIDAY...


Another storm….another round of road closures and cancellations for residents of the Red River Valley.

The latest blast from Old Man Winter has closed I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks and north to the Canadian border. I-94 is down from Bismarck to Fargo. Highway 2 between Grand Forks and Devils lake is off limits. A NO TRAVEL ADVISORY is in effect for all areas of south central and northeastern North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow…high winds…and icy roads.

Schools cancelled classes for today in Grand Forks / East Grand Forks and many surrounding communities. Both Grand Forks City and Grand Forks County have closed for today. The University of North Dakota shut down its campus at ten p-m last night.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the no travel advisory in northwestern Minnesota due to reduced visibility from blowing and drifting snow. No travel is advised on Highway 2 from Crookston to the North Dakota border.

The no travel advisory also includes Highway 220 from Highway 2 to Climax and Highway 75 from Crookston to Shelly.

Snowplows will continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve.

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