Snow and ice impact travel and schools in both Dakotas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Transportation Department and Highway Patrol are urging motorists in all of northern North Dakota to be cautious due to icy conditions.

In South Dakota, black ice on Interstate 29 in the Beresford area has caused numerous vehicles to slide in the ditch. One semitrailer crash blocked the northbound lanes and forced the rerouting of traffic for about 1 ½ hours.

The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories for a large portion of the Dakotas early Wednesday, for snow and accumulating ice. Several schools in the two states opened late.

Interstate 94 between Dickinson and New Salem in southwestern North Dakota was closed to traffic for about 1 ½ hours before being reopened around sunrise.