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Travel Alerts Issued; Drifting Snow and White Out Conditions Affecting Drivers

A travel alert has been issued for North Central, Northeast and Southeastern North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The Blizzard warning is creating some ugly road conditions for drivers. A travel alert has been issued for North Central, Northeast and Southeastern North Dakota. That includes the Fargo/Moorhead area, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Valley City and Wahpeton. Roads are partially covered with blowing snow in west central Minnesota, but in the North West, they are…

Icy Conditions Keeping Law Enforcement, Towing Companies Busy

The ice will melt and then refreeze, causing slick roads for drivers during the week

Much of the ice on the road has melted but it doesn’t mean drivers are in the clear. In all the years he’s been patrolling Otter Tail County, Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says this winter is proving to be unlike the rest. “This is definitely one of the worst areas that I’d seen as far as freezing rain…

Blizzard Like Conditions Rough Roads: How Fargo and Moorhead are Handling Clean up

But crews are hard at work clearing the perimeter around the cities, main streets, primary and secondary roads

FARGO, N.D. — With strong winds moving around last week’s snow fall, it isn’t easy to get the roads in better driving condition. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins tells us how Fargo and Moorhead are handing clean up. “It’s kind of business as usual we’re plowing. Some areas are blown clean and don’t really need much attention and others look like…

Blizzard Leads MATBUS to Suspend Service, Bus Trips and Flights Canceled

The heavy snow made it harder for several people to get around using public transportation

FARGO, N.D. — The heavy snow made it harder for several people to get around using public transportation. MATBUS decided to suspend service at 2:15 this afternoon. Buses were operating earlier this morning, but the heavy wind and visibility concerns forced them back to the garage. MATBUS leaders say suspending service was necessary to keep drivers and passengers safe. “As far…

Several North Dakota Roads and Bridges In Need of Repairs

TRIP says North Dakota will need $2.5 billion to fix these roadways over the next five years

FARGO, N.D. — A new report says that many roads and bridges in North Dakota are in desperate need for repairs. TRIP, a group that researches and evaluates data on transportation issues across the country estimates North Dakota will need $2.5 billion to fix up roads and bridges across the state over the next five years. The need for infrastructure repair…

Saturday and Sunday Airsho Road Closures

FARGO, N.D. – If you’re planning on driving in North Fargo this weekend, you’ll want to be aware of these Airsho road closures. These streets will be closed from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM: 19th Avenue North between University Drive and 18th Street North (access to businesses will be allowed), Albrecht Boulevard between 17th Avenue North and 19th Avenue North…

Drivers Urged to Be Cautious in Winter Storm

Travelers should plan ahead of time for safety

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter storm this weekend, drivers are recommended to be extra cautious when out on the road. There is expected to be increasing traffic throughout the holiday weekend. Travelers should pay attention to weather forecasts and other information. Officials urge people not to put their personal schedules ahead of safety. They say there have been fewer…

Clearing Off The Busiest of Roads After the Biggest Snow Fall of the Season

The trucks have about 12 to 16 hours post snow fall to remove the snow from roads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Metro street crews are out and about clearing off the busiest roads. Moorhead Public Works sent out seven plows including three with salt capabilities. They say their goal is to get enough snow off the ground and enough of the pavement to be seen before the temperature drops below freezing. They are making their way through the…

Weather Stops Truck Drivers from Finishing Their Journeys

But North Dakota Department of Transportation has spent most of this storm clearing 1–29, which was closed for most of the day

FARGO, ND — After days of beautiful temperatures, the cold winter weather is back in the metro. We spoke with drivers who are stuck in Fargo about how the weather has affected their journeys. “It’s a mess,” said Joseph Michael Strauss, who is a truck driver from Michigan.  Truckers were sidelined after major roads were shut down by the weather. “The…

Fargo Police: Crashes Increased in December

They reported there were 200 crashes in November

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police are reporting car crashes are on the rise. On Facebook, the department stated more than 600 crashes occurred in the city limits in December, even with a few days remaining in the month. They reported there were 200 crashes in November. The department is urging drivers to be careful on the roads, especially during…