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Blizzard Closes I-94 In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Schools, businesses, government offices and major interstates were closed Tuesday as a December blizzard bore down on North Dakota.

Law enforcement officials encouraged residents in many regions against venturing out in the dangerous storm that packed heavy snow and wind.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol extended the 230-mile closure of Interstate 94 further east to Fargo on Tuesday. Both lanes of I-94 were closed from Dickinson to Fargo. Northbound and southbound Interstate 29 was also closed between Fargo and the Canadian border due to zero visibility and blowing and drifting snow.

Residents were asked not to travel in Minot, Devils Lake, Bismarck, Valley City, Fargo, Grand Forks and surrounding areas.

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