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Fargo roads filling in with snow, southern Beltrami County under Winter Weather Advisory

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Fargo roads filling in with snow, southern Beltrami County under Winter Weather Advisory
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

FARGO - Due to high wind speeds and blowing snow, east-west roadways in Fargo are becoming increasingly snow packed, according to a news release issued by the city.

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"As a result, it is becoming difficult for the Fargo Street Department to maintain full lane widths on many east-bound roads," the release, issued at 11:59 a.m., said. "All east-west roadways are open at this time, but some lanes may be blocked."

The city said all roads are currently open for travel, but deteriorating conditions could worsen travel, making it unsafe for crews to maintain roadways. Road closures will be issued under that scenario.

Drivers are asked to be cautious and use safe winter driving practices while driving on snow-packed streets.

For southern Betrami County, a Winter Weather Advisory was issued before 11 a.m. and put in place until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service:

A low-pressure system will strengthen over central North Dakota before moving into eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota this afternoon and into tonight.

A period of snow along with strong northwest winds will occur just behind the center of the low in the colder air.

Strong north to northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected.

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Pioneer staff reports
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