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Published February 19, 2013, 02:01 PM

New Travel Alert Issued for Northeast North Dakota

A travel alert has been issued for northeast North Dakota, including the cities of Grand Forks, Pembina, Drayton, Cavalier, Michigan and surrounding areas.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

A travel alert has been issued for northeast North Dakota, including the cities of Grand Forks, Pembina, Drayton, Cavalier, Michigan and surrounding areas.

The alert is reduced visibility as the result of blowing snow, ground drifting and snow fog when meeting and passing vehicles, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said in a news release late this morning.

While travel is still allowed in these areas, NDDOT cautions drivers that conditions could change rapidly and should reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.

I-29 reopened this morning between Grand Forks and the Canadian border, after being closed since Monday.

U.S. Highway 2 also reopened between East Grand Forks and Crookston.

Snow plow crews are out in full force working to clear roads, NDDOT reported. Officials warn drivers to watch for plows and to keep a safe distance between the plows and their vehicles.

For North Dakota road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the NDDOT website: www.dot.nd.gov.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that while most roads are open, difficult driving conditions remain on some northwest Minnesota highways.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone.

For updated information on Minnesota road conditions, call 511 or go to: www.511mn.org.

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