UPDATED: Fargo roads filling in with snow, difficult travel conditions reported to the westFARGO - Due to high wind speeds and blowing snow, east-west roadways in Fargo are becoming increasingly snow packed, according to a news release issued by the city.
By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM
FARGO - Due to high wind speeds and blowing snow, east-west roadways in Fargo are becoming increasingly snow packed, according to a news release issued by the city.
"As a result, it is becoming difficult for the Fargo Street Department to maintain full lane widths on many east-bound roads," the release, issued at 11:59 a.m., said. "All east-west roadways are open at this time, but some lanes may be blocked."
In North Dakota, Interstate 94 between Bismarck and Jamestown has been closed due to weather conditions.
Snow pack is mainly affecting the far right east-bound lanes of open-area roadways in Fargo such as:
- 19th Avenue North between 18th Street and Interstate 29
- 32nd Avenue South between 45th Street and Veteran’s Blvd.
- 52nd Avenue South between I-29 and 45th Street.
The city said all roads are currently open for travel, but deteriorating conditions could worsen travel, making it unsafe for crews to maintain roadways. Road closures will be issued under that scenario.
Drivers are asked to be cautious and use safe winter driving practices while driving on snow packed streets.
Also, the North Dakota Transportation Department reported difficult travel conditions in northwest and central North Dakota on Friday.
A no travel advisory was issued in the northwest because of poor visibility in blowing snow and scattered icy spots.
The advisory covered Crosby, Bowbells, Williston, Tioga, Stanley, Watford City and New Town.
A travel alert for central North Dakota was issued because of slush on the roads and reduced visibility. It included Mohall, Bottineau, Minot, Towner, Parshall, Garrison, Velva, Harvey, Center, Wilton and Underwood.