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05/01/2019 02:52 PM

Water has receded from some roads in north east North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has opened the northbound and southbound ramps on I-29 Exit 164, approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks, as water has receded. These ramps were temporarily closed due to water on the roadway.

Also water has receded from the southbound lanes of I-29 approximately 25 miles north of Grand Forks and both lanes are now open and traffic is moving at normal speeds.

Please be advised that ND Hwy 5 from I-29 to the Red River (Exit 203 near Joliette) and ND Hwy 17 east of Grafton are still temporarily closed due to water on the roadway. These roads will remain closed until river levels recede. Motorists will need to take an alternate route.

The NDDOT urges motorists to check road conditions before traveling due to rapidly changing conditions. Fluctuating water levels make it difficult to predict when and where water will go over a roadway or recede from the roadway. For updated road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map on our website at

For statewide flooding information, please go to

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