Update: Several I-94 crashes lead to slow traffic in Tuesday morning commute

(Update: 11:05 a.m.) — Four traffic accidents on I-94 caused traffic delays early Tuesday morning. 

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says they responded to four crashes between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in the Fargo metro area. Authorities say several of the crashes were caused by drivers traveling too fast and not seeing other vehicles stopping in front of them.

Authorities say one of the accidents started with a rear-end crash with four vehicles. This crash caused the original vehicle to roll, with the driver transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. This crash caused significant traffic backups in eastbound I-94. A second crash in westbound I-94 involved a driver, who authorities say did not stay in their lane, hit the side of a westbound driver in the construction zone along westbound I-94 at the Tri-level structure. 

Other accidents were not described in crash reports sent to WDAY Radio. 

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says several of the incidents on I-94 today had speed as a contributing factor. 

“The North Dakota Highway Patrol would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits, leave a safe following distance between the vehicle in front of you, and to be a defense, responsible driver,” said a spokesperson in a release to WDAY Radio.

The Fargo Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted with resolving the crashes. 

(Update: 09:41 a.m.) — Authorities are releasing additional details after several Tuesday morning crashes. 

A spokesperson with The North Dakota Highway Patrol says initial reports indicate there was a two-vehicle collision on eastbound I-94 just before 8 a.m. An additional multi-vehicle crash occurred in the same area, with those involved receiving minor injuries. One vehicle ended on its top, and is pictured above. 

Three additional crashes also occurred on westbound I-94 between University Drive and I-29 this morning. 

More details are expected to be shared later today. 

(Fargo, ND) — Traffic is stalled on I-94 over the Tri-level interchange in Fargo after what appears to be a rollover crash.

WDAY Radio received information about the traffic incident that occurred over the Tri-level this morning. Traffic is backed up on eastbound I-94 as far as Veteran’s Boulevard, and on westbound I-94 past 25th Street South. 

WDAY Radio is reaching out to local authorities for additional details. Stay with us as more information is shared with the public. 

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