I-94 westbound lanes remain closed after semi hits overpass

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a semi hauling an excavator struck the overpass at mile marker 342 on I-94 Westbound Friday evening. Both westbound lanes are closed and officials say they will remain closed for the foreseeable future. They urge drivers to use caution if traveling through the area one mile west of Main Avenue….

Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers on State Roadways

There have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There’s been a sharp increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Minnesota in recent weeks, even as a stay-at-home order is in place because of the coronavirus. The state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in…

Moorhead & Dilworth City Officials Making High-Traffic Intersection Safer

Some people in Moorhead and Dilworth have been complaining about the dangers of an intersection bordering the cities

MOORHEAD & DILWORTH, Minn. — This intersection near 34th Street South and Highway 10 Frontage Road has been deemed risky for quite a while. “We’ve had a lot of issues with traffic coming out from one side or the other, trying to make a left–hand turn, and it’s just impossible to do. Well, I don’t want to say impossible to…

Traffic Deaths Up 6% in 2018

The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say traffic deaths in Minnesota increased 6% last year. The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018 with speed being the main factor in about a third of the fatalities. The agency’s Office of Traffic Safety says failing to wear seat belts resulted in 96 deaths, while 84 deaths were tied…

Part of 52nd Avenue South to Close March 1st for Construction

Drivers will be detoured around the construction zone on 45th Street South or Veterans Boulevard

FARGO, N.D. — They say there’s two seasons in our region: winter and construction, and the two collide tomorrow. Construction on 52nd Avenue South will be the biggest road project many businesses and drivers in the area have had to deal with. 52nd Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from 47th Street to 53rd Street. Drivers will be detoured around…

Morning Snow Causing Traffic Problems

A multi-vehicle crash on the westbound lane of I-94 west of the Veterans Boulevard interchange happened around 8:30 a.m.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – There have been a number of crashes, roll-over’s and spin-outs on icy stretches of I-94, I-29, and Highway 10 in the FM metro Thursday. A multi-vehicle crash on the westbound lane of I-94 west of the Veterans Boulevard interchange happened around 8:30 a.m. It slowed traffic to a crawl for more…

North Dakota Senate Passes Bill that Would Toughen Seat Belt Laws

North Dakota is one of 15 states requiring drivers to have a second offense to be pulled over

NORTH DAKOTA — In North Dakota, you can’t get pulled over for not wearing your seat belt unless you have another offense. A new bill moving through the legislature would make you see flashing lights if you’re not buckled up. The bill narrowly passed the Senate 24–23 and now moves to the House for a vote. “If I see somebody who’s…

Record Number of Drivers to Hit the Road for Holiday Season

Cheaper gas prices and a better economy are fueling more travel

AAA expects 112 million people to be traveling this holiday season, and with busier roads, it’s especially important to be mindful when you’re driving. “We expect 960 people to lose their lives sometime during the next two weeks in traffic crashes. Don’t let that be you. Don’t let that be someone in your family,” AAA spokesperson Gene LaDoucer said. Don’t…

South University Drive Construction Project Wraps Up After Months of Work

According to the Department of Transportation, everything should be done in a couple of weeks

FARGO, N.D. — People have been driving through construction zones for months, but now, the South University Drive project is finally wrapping up. The city has been taking down major traffic control tools in the construction zone this week, and now, all six driving lanes through the I–94 interchange are open. The project adds three through lanes and makes some turn…

Fargo Police Offers Halloween Safety Items Like Reflective Trick-or-Treating Bags

There are also coloring books about safety

FARGO, N.D. — Before you take your kids out trick–or–treating this year, make sure you’re keeping safety in mind. The Fargo Police Department is giving out Halloween safety items such as reflective trick–or–treating bags. There are also coloring books so kids can learn about safety. Both parents and drivers should be extra careful of kids running out into the street. Reflective…