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Published January 16, 2014, 09:05 AM

UPDATE: Blowing snow prompts warnings for Fargo-Moorhead drivers (w/ video)

Fargo-Moorhead - Authorities are warning drivers in the Fargo-Moorhead area that blowing snow is reducing visibility on roads.

By: Forum News Service, INFORUM; WDAY Staff Reports, Forum News Service, WDAY TV

Fargo-Moorhead - Authorities are warning drivers in the Fargo-Moorhead area that blowing snow is reducing visibility on roads.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued a travel alert about 730 a.m. Thursday for southeast North Dakota, including Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City and Wahpeton.

A travel alert means that motorists can still travel, but should know that conditions can change quickly.

Via Twitter, Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol said troopers have been dealing with several vehicles that have slid off highways. With visibility down to 100 to 150 feet in some spots, Grabow urged against any unnecessary travel in west-central and northwest Minnesota.

In north central and northeast North Dakota, transportation officials issued a no-travel advisory due to blowing snow that's created close to zero visibility. The cities included are Bismarck, Minot, Devils Lake and Grand Forks.

For road information in North Dakota and Minnesota, call 511.

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