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Published April 06, 2014, 05:24 PM

First responders' desire to help call closures

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota first responders want a prominent seat at the table when decisions are made about closing - or not closing - highways during inclement weather.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota first responders want a prominent seat at the table when decisions are made about closing - or not closing - highways during inclement weather.

The call for action comes after a series of fatal accidents during blizzard or icy-road conditions along Interstate 29 this winter.

At the time of many of those accidents, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol had issued no-travel warnings, but did not close the highway.

In response, Governor Jack Dalrymple has asked the D-O-T and the Highway Patrol to seek advice from county officials to improve procedures.

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