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ROADS AND WEATHER: Scattered flurries possible today, temps begin to fall

Today there will be scattered flurries with temperatures falling to near 2 by 5 p.m. North northwest winds will be about 17 to 23 mph and gusts could be as high as 32 mph according to the National Weather Service.

Today there will be scattered flurries with temperatures falling to near 2 by 5 p.m. North northwest winds will be about 17 to 23 mph and gusts could be as high as 32 mph according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight scattered flurries will remain before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with lows near -13. North northwest winds about 11 to 21 mph and gusts near 29 mph. Wind chill factors of -22 to -32.

Friday will be partly cloudy with highs near -2. Wind chill values between -22 and -32. Northwest wind between 8 and 10 mph.

Friday night will be mostly clear with lows near -11. Wind chill values between -19 and -28. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with highs near 12. South southwest wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

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Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with lows near -6.

Sunday will be partly cloudy, with highs near 6.

Sunday night will be partly cloudy, with lows near -14.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be partly cloudy, with highs near 3.

Monday night will be partly cloudy, with lows near -12.

Road conditions

Driving conditions in northeastern North Dakota are reported to be in fair to good condition. In northwestern Minnesota roads are reported to be in good condition.

The traffic speeds should be reduced in areas where there is snow and icy conditions, especially when passing on the roadways.

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North Dakota highways

-- I-29 Ground drifting from the South Dakota line to Christine.

-- US-2 Ground drifting from Berwick to Leeds.

-- US-81 Scattered snow from St. Thomas to Joliette.

-- US-281 Scattered snow drifts from Edgeley to Junction 46.

Ground drifting from Junction 46 to Jamestown and Junction 57 to north Junction 19. -- ND-5 Scattered snow from Cavalier to Hamilton and 10 miles east of Langdon to Cavlier.

Scattered snow drifts from east of Junction 83 to Dunseith.

Ground drifting from Columbus to Lignite and west of Junction 20 to Osnabrock Corner.-- ND-200 Scattered snow from Turtle Lake to Hurdsfield. Ground drifting from Glenfield to Junction 32.

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Minnesota highways

-- Northwestern counties of Minnesota report that road conditions are in good condition. Use caution when traveling in areas where there is snow and icy patches, especially when passing vehicles.

Weather info

The following is a list of contact points for weather information in North Dakota and Minnesota:

IN NORTH DAKOTA

-- Call 511, a telephone number developed by Meridian Environmental Technologies of Grand Forks that gives comprehensive weather and road information for the state and beyond.

-- Call (866) 696-3511 if your cell phone provider won't allow you to use the 511 system.

-- Call STAR 2121 or (701) 328-8100 with your cell phone to reach North Dakota State Radio, another option to notify authorities of mishaps.

Weather information also can be found online at:

-- www.discovernd.com

-- www.nd.gov/des/

-- www.intellicast.com

-- http://www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf

-- www.dot.nd.gov/road-map/travel.html

IN MINNESOTA

-- Call 511

And online at:

-- www.511mn.org

-- http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/mn/mn.html

-- www.intellicast.com

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