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Blizzard disrupts travel in the eastern Dakotas

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Courtesy: Gary of Big Stone City Courtesy: Gary of Big Stone City

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Blizzard conditions in the eastern Dakotas have led to a major disruption in travel in the region.

Interstate 29 remains closed between Sioux Falls, S.D. and Grand Forks, N.D. I-94 in North Dakota is closed between Fargo and Jamestown, and I-90 in South Dakota is closed between Sioux Falls and Wall. No travel is advised in other parts of the region.

The storm that brought heavy snow and strong winds contributed to numerous accidents, including a seven-vehicle chain-reaction crash on I-94 in southeastern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says there were only minor injuries.

Patrol troopers and snowplow drivers rescued several stranded motorists in the region. Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Fairmount opened an emergency shelter for nearly three dozen stranded motorists.

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