North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway
Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for portions of south central
North Dakota due to near zero visibility and icy road conditions. Cities
included in the No Travel Advisory are Jamestown, Valley City, Ellendale
and surrounding areas. Motorists in these areas should not travel as
blowing and drifting snow is creating hazardous driving conditions, especially
at bridges or sheltered areas.
Travel Alert remains in effect for eastern North Dakota due to snow
covered and slippery roads and blowing snow creating reduced visibility. Areas
included are Fargo, Wahpeton, Grand Forks, Grafton and surrounding areas.
A Travel Alert means conditions are such that motorists
can still travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing
conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds,
wear seat belts and drive according to the conditions.
All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as
weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling. For road information,
call 511 from any type of phone or go to the website: www.dot.nd.gov.
NDDOT works hard to keep travelers informed of road conditions. However, the
road conditions are not reported 24 hours a day but updated every day from 5
a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, including holidays. It’s important to remember
that the conditions may vary from what is being reported.