Blizzard Causes 100 Car Pileup in North Dakota

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:35pm

Update at 6:31 p.m. MST: NORTH DAKOTA— Interstate 94 has been closed on both east and westbound lanes from Jamestown and Fargo due to high winds causing near zero visibility and icy conditions.

A “No Travel Advisory” is in effect for the south central and eastern portion of the state. Motorists are being advised to use extra caution if driving in the area.

Cities affected by the “No Travel Advisory” include: East of Bismarck, Flasher, Selfridge, Fort Yates, Linton, Napoleon, Steele, Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ellendale, Devils Lake, Carrington, Rugby, Rolla, Langdon, Casselton, Fargo, Wahpeton, Hillsboro, Grand Forks, Drayton, Cavalier, and surrounding areas.

A “Travel Alert” has been issued for cities around Minot and Devils Lake, west of Bismarck and surrounding areas. The “Travel Alert” is in effect for central North Dakota through Saturday morning. Motorists are still allowed to travel, but may experience dangerous winter driving conditions.

Earlier Thursday, a 100 car pileup was reported on I-94. No injuries have been reported.

 

NORTH DAKOTA, Fargo— Interstate 94 is a tangled mess after a 100 car pileup.

State police in North Dakota, west of Fargo, are untangling the mess after icy roads and poor visibility from blowing snow were to blame for the pileup.

I-94 is closed and police and tow trucks were working on removing the damaged vehicles.

The area is under a blizzard warning and residents are being advised not to travel if at all possible.

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