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Published December 27, 2009, 10:30 PM

DOT Reopens Interstate

The department of transportation reopened I-29 between Fargo and Grand Forks today.

By: Joel Porter, WDAZ

Many holiday travelers were finally able to get back on the highway today after the final stretch of the interstate was re-opened.

Much of I-29 has been closed since Christmas day.

This morning, the department of transportation was finally able to reopen the stretch from Fargo to Grand Forks.

And highway patrol officers say many drivers were eager to hit the road..

Conditions have improved, but there are still hazards on the interstate including drifting snow in parts and ice.

"it's nice that it's let up, the DOT snowplows have been keeping up real well with conditions of the road, plowing the roads, getting everything clear for us and now that things are back to normal, traffic is flowing again," State trooper Ryan Mugan said.

A travel alert remains in effect for Grand Forks and Fargo...

Drivers are being warned of blowing snow, icy patches and reduced visibility.

Troopers around Grand Forks responded to a rollover earlier today as well as several cars sliding into the ditch.

No injuries were reported.