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ROADS AND WEATHER: Warmer today, highs near 36

It will be partly cloudy today with a high near 36. Winds of between 13 and 15 mph will be from the west southwest. It will remain partly cloudy, with a low about 19. Wind speeds will drop to between 5 and 11 mph.

It will be partly cloudy today with a high near 36. Winds of between 13 and 15 mph will be from the west southwest. It will remain partly cloudy, with a low about 19. Wind speeds will drop to between 5 and 11 mph.

Thursdday expect a partly cloudy day with a high near 36 and a southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.

Road conditions

Driving conditions in northeastern North Dakota are reported to be in fair to difficult conditions. In northwestern Minnesota roads are reported to be in fair to difficult 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 Scattered snow from Grand Forks to Minto Interchange, Minto to Canadian Border. Some ice and frost from Buxton to Grand Forks. Scattered ice from Junction 13 to Christine, Main Avenue in Fargo to Buxton.

-- US-2 Scattered ice and frost from Lakota to Niagara.

Scattered ice from Berwick to Leeds, Grand Forks Air Base to Grand Forks. Scattered ice from the Montana Line to White Earth Rest Area, Berthold to Berwick, Leeds to Lakota, and Niagara to Grand Forks Air Base. Frost from White Earth Rest Area to Berthold.

-- US-81 Scattered ice Manvel to Joliette.

-- US-281 Continuous ice from Junction 57 to North Junction 19 Scattered snow from the South Dakota line to Jamestown, west Junction 66 to Canadian Border. Compacted snow from Carrington to New Rockford, Churches Ferry to west Junction 66. Scattered ice from New Rockford to Junction 57, north Junction 19 to Junction 2.

-- ND-5 Scattered snow from Columbus to Lignite, east Junction 83 to Dunseith, Rock Lake to Clyde, west Junction 20 to Osnabrock Corner turnoff, Cavalier to Hamilton, 10 miles east of Langdon to Cavalier, Joliette to Minnesota Line.

-- ND-200 Scattered snow from Pick City to Junction 83, Underwood to Turtle Lake, Finley to Mayville. Compacted snow from Hurdsfield to Junction 52, Carrington to Junction 32. Scattered ice from the Montana Line to Crossroads, Turtle Lake to Hurdsfield, Mayville to I-29, Junction I-29 to Minnesota Line.

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Minnesota highways

-- Northwestern counties of Minnesota report that road conditions are in fair to good with areas of ice. 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.

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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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