- Associated Press - Monday, December 26, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Latest on complications from winter storm conditions in North Dakota (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A roughly 90-mile stretch of Interstate 94 from Jamestown to Fargo is now open to travelers.

The state’s Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation said Monday that a no-travel advisory is still effective. Officials say the Jamestown area has limited lodging and truck facilities.

Nearly all of I-94 from Dickinson to Jamestown remains closed. Other major closures include U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to the Canadian border and U.S. Highway 2 from Minot to Leeds. Motorists who drive past the roadblocks can be fined up to $250.

Officials say Department of Transportation snowplows will be pulled in the early evening outside of urban areas. They will head back to work early Tuesday.

No-travel advisories are out for areas including Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Mandan, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks.

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4:25 p.m.

North Dakota officials have opened a roughly 70-mile stretch of Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border, but people are still advised to stay off the road.

The state’s Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation said Monday that blowing and drifting snow are creating near-zero visibility on slippery roadways.

Earlier in the day, state officials opened U.S. Highway 2 from Leeds to Grand Forks, but it remains closed from Minot to Leeds.

Other major closures include nearly all of I-94 from Dickinson to Fargo and U.S. Highway 83 from Minot to Bismarck. Motorists who drive past the roadblocks can be fined up to $250.

No-travel advisories are out for areas including Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Mandan, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks.

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2:20 p.m.

North Dakota officials have re-opened Interstate 94 from the Montana border to Dickinson, but motorists are still advised not to travel.

North Dakota’s Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation said Monday that drifting and blowing snow is causing low visibility and dangerous driving conditions.

Nearly all of I-94 from Dickinson to Fargo remains closed. Motorists who drive past the roadblocks can be fined up to $250.

Other major closures include I-29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border, U.S. Highway 2 from Minot to Grand Forks and U.S. Highway 83 from Minot to Bismarck.

No-travel advisories are out for much of North Dakota, including the Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Mandan, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks areas.

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11:50 a.m.

Add Minot International Airport to the list of closures in North Dakota due to winter storm conditions.

The city of Minot says the airport is expected to re-open Tuesday at 3 a.m. Officials say severe whiteout conditions mean no airplanes can land or depart.

The airport’s website shows at least eight arrivals and at least eight departures cancelled. The airports serving Fargo and Bismarck also list flight cancellations on their websites, but airport officials didn’t immediately answer telephone calls for comment.

Other closures include roadways such as Interstate 94 across nearly all of North Dakota because of dangerous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service in Bismarck says a blizzard warning will remain in effect for most of the state into the afternoon or early evening.

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10:10 a.m.

Interstate 94 is now closed across nearly all of North Dakota due to dangerous driving conditions.

The state Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol extended the closure Monday morning to cover all of I-94 from the Montana border to Fargo, with the exception of the Dickinson and Bismarck-Mandan metro areas.

Authorities are warning of life-threatening driving conditions as blowing and drifting snow are creating near-zero visibility on slippery roadways. Motorists who drive past the roadblocks can be fined up to $250.

Other major closures include I-29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border, and U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks to Minot.

No-travel advisories are out for much of North Dakota, including the Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Mandan, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks areas.

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