Highway I-29 is closed for long stretches between Grand Forks and Fargo this morning, with travel not advised in most of the southern half of storm-swept North Dakota.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation said driving conditions are good from the Canadian border south to the Grafton turnoff.
The I-29 highway is flooded from the Minto interchange south to Grand Forks, although traffic was still being allowed to use the highway as of 7 a.m.
South of Grand Forks, it’s a mess, and from Fargo down to South Dakota, the major interstate is either closed, or motorists are urged not to drive because of ice and snow.
For more information, check www.dot.nd.gov/roadreport/roadreport/roadreportinfo.asp.
In Winnipeg, Courchaine Road from Highway 200 to Turnbull Drive is closed to all but emergency vehicles and school buses.
The Manitoba Highways department has closed a number of roads, including Highway 238 in the vicinity of Lockport, because of water on the road.
The following are open only to local traffic:
- Highway 201 for 17.9 kilometres east of Highway 31, south of Morden near the U.S. border;
- Highway 350 from 10 km south of MacGregor for the next 18 km.;
- Highway 564 from Bradwardine to Highway 21; and
- Road 622 linking Highway 311 to Niverville.