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Published April 14, 2011, 02:13 PM

I-29 Reopens From Harwood to Hillsboro

Interstate 29 north of Fargo from Harwood to Hillsboro is reopened, the North Dakota Department of Transportation stated in a news release this morning.

By: Forum Communications Report,

HARWOOD, N.D. - Interstate 29 north of Fargo from Harwood to Hillsboro is reopened, the North Dakota Department of Transportation stated in a news release this morning.

Overland flooding closed the 31-mile stretch Sunday from Exit 69 to Exit 100.

Water is still up to the shoulder north of Harwood to Argusville, with speeds reduced to 45 mph at Exits 72 and 79.

A construction project at the Harwood interchange will also result in short lane closures and speeds of 40 mph.

I-29 north of Grand Forks from mile marker 152 to 176 remains closed to car traffic, which is being diverted. Trucks and emergency vehicles are still allowed on the roadway.

In addition, North Dakota Highway 11, five miles southeast of Forman is now open. Water remains on the roadway, and motorists must stop and take turns crossing. Signs are in place to direct traffic.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution will traveling, as vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water.

Drivers should also be aware that areas with water on the road may become icy as temperatures drop below freezing.

For road information, call 511 or visit www.dot.nd.gov.

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