FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Forecasters have posted a blizzard warning for the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota as snow, strong winds and plunging temperatures move in.
The storm created difficult travel conditions early today (Wednesday) with a large number of schools canceling classes, including North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation said Interstate 29 was closed in both directions from Fargo to the Canadian border.
Meteorologists expected wind gusts to 50 mph and whiteout conditions, especially in open, rural areas.
Snow accumulations will be low, at 1 to 2 inches expected.
The National Weather Service says for the Hutchinson area;
A winter weather advisory is in effect from now until 6 this evening.
A wind chill warning is in effect from midnight until 10 Thursday morning.