Late-winter storm affecting travel in Dakotas

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Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:22 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A late-winter storm is causing travel problems throughout much of North Dakota and eastern South Dakota.

Motorists in many areas are being advised not to travel or to use extreme caution when venturing out because of snow and blowing snow. Ice also is a problem in eastern South Dakota. Many schools in the two states are starting late or calling off classes for the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of eastern North Dakota and for northeastern and east central South Dakota. Storm warnings and advisories are posted in other areas.

Parts of eastern North Dakota could see more than half a foot of snow, and forecasters say the wind in northeastern South Dakota could gust to 60 mph.