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Published February 09, 2010, 08:25 AM

Road conditions improving in MN, ND but officials urge caution

Road and travel conditions have improved dramatically throughout the region today after some serious accidents - particularly on Interstate 94 in both Minnesota and North Dakota - Sunday and Monday.

By: WDAY Radio News, INFORUM

Road and travel conditions have improved dramatically throughout the region today after some serious accidents - particularly on Interstate 94 in both Minnesota and North Dakota - Sunday and Monday.

In Minnesota, a rollover near Evansville shut down I-94 for several hours, but the road reopened about midnight.

Dana Hanson, with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said travel conditions are much better now.

Crews began putting chemicals on roads at 3 a.m. today, but Hanson said there are still slippery areas. She said driving conditions remain difficult but should improve with traffic and snow plows clearing roadways.

In North Dakota, the state's Department of Transportation reports ice remains an issue in the eastern stretches.

Bruce Nord with the North Dakota Department of Transportation told WDAY Radio News that drivers should be cautious as they travel.

Nord says crews have been out since 4 a.m., putting chemicals on roadways to help address icy areas.

There were some particularly bad stretches in the Casselton area, where there are also some significant snow drifts, he said.

Nord warns drivers to be particularly careful near bridges and overpasses.

There is scattered snow and ice on I-94 throughout the state, and the same conditions on Interstate 29 from Christine to Buxton.

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