Flood detour on I-29 in N.D. adds miles, dollars to truck drivers' routes
FARGO - The closure of Interstate 29 north of here is more than a headache for area businesses.
The route between Fargo and Grand Forks that normally is 79 miles for Valley Express truck drivers is now a 116-mile route, said owner Glenn Nelson.
That's adding $60 to $80 in shipping costs for each trip, Nelson said.
The detour also restricts trucks that are overweight or hauling anything that is over in dimension, Nelson said.
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