No travel advisory lifted, roads still icyUPDATED 11:45 A.M
A no travel advisory for Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border has been lifted by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Travel is still treacherous on some local roadways.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
A no travel advisory for Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border has been lifted by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The state highway patrol lifted its no travel advisory for all of northeastern North Dakota just before 8 a.m. today. A travel alert was still in effect for Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina counties this morning as the result of extremely icy roads.
Highway 75 from the Pembina Port of Entry to Winnipeg in Canada was closed due to icy road conditions early this morning. Travel is also not advised on Highway 75 from the Canadian border south to just north of Fargo because of hazardously ice road conditions caused by freezing rain.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's website advised no travel on U.S. Highway 59 from the Canadian border to south of Thief River Falls as of 11:30 a.m.
Travel is also not advised U.S. Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to just west of Bemidji as of 11:30 a.m. because of freezing rain, slippery ice and hazardous driving conditions.
Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border was listed as being covered with a mix of scattered ice and frost and a wet-slushy mix on the state transportation department's website at 11:30 a.m. Other major roadways in northeastern North Dakota had similar road conditions this morning.
A travel alert for all of North Dakota, excluding the southeast portion of the state was issued on Thursday afternoon by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and remained in effect through this morning.
Freezing rain helped lead to icy road conditions and a number of accidents and vehicles in ditches along roadways in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Warming temperatures later this morning helped improve road conditions in most places, but motorists are still encouraged to reduce speeds and drive cautiously.