The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is working to clear I-94. Snow blowers and snowplows are working to clear the heavy drifts, especially between the Jamestown to Buffalo interchanges which was hit hardest. The NDDOT anticipates that it will take several hours to clear these heavy drifts to make the roadway passable and cleared for traffic. Crews have removed all of the vehicles that were stuck on the interstate and are now focusing on opening up drifted areas. Please stay off the roadways until they open.
Many two-lane highways in the south central to eastern North Dakota remain blocked and impassable. Crews will continue to clear those roadways to open them. Two-lane highways were greatly impacted by the storm. Motorists will become stranded if they travel on these roads and emergency response will be difficult. Because of the impact of this storm event it is going to take the NDDOT a significant amount of time until these highways can be cleared for traffic.