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Strong winds and ground blizzard conditions greeted motorists on Interstate 94 in North Dakota on Jan. 11, 2017, as an Arctic cold front entered the state with wind gusting to 55 mph reducing visibility and causing hazardous travel conditions and dangerous wind chills. This view is of I-94 at sunrise west of Mandan. 

Wind gusts of up to 43 mph in Bismarck and 44 mph Mandan have been recorded today by the National Weather Service in Bismarck. A peak gust of 61 mph was noted at the Rugby Municipal Airport.

A wind advisory remains in place until 6 p.m., according to NWS, which reported that travel, especially for those driving high-profile vehicles, may be difficult. Working on elevated structures will be hazardous.

The temperature is expected to reach 23 degrees today. Wind chills overnight are to dip below zero to about minus 7 degrees.

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