I-29 to close between Fargo and Hillsboro as waters riseUPDATED ND officials will close I-29 between Fargo and Hillsboro at 6 p.m. today because of rising waters. Earlier Sunday, traffic in both directions was driving through water on the roadway north of Fargo.
By: Forum Communications, Forum Communications
HARWOOD, N.D. –North Dakota officials will close Interstate 29 between Fargo and Hillsboro, N.D., at 6 p.m. today as floodwaters keep rising over the roadway.
Floodwater moved across I-29 near Harwood this morning, closing one lane in each direction and slowing traffic slowing though 3 to 4 inches of water for much of the day.
At 6 p.m., the 31-mile stretch from exit 69 on Fargo's north edge to exit 100, the exit to Halstad, Minn., three miles south of Hillsboro, N.D., will be closed.
A flood warning was announced today for most of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota because of rising waters covering many roads.
Drivers should use caution, especially after dark, as many county and township roads are taking on water.