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01/17/2020 06:15 PM

No Travel Advised extended to south central North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have extended the No Travel Advised to south central North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating near zero visibility. Cities included in the No Travel Advised are Jamestown, Valley City, Ashley, Ellendale, and surrounding areas. Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.


ND Hwy 13 remains CLOSED from I-29 to Wahpeton due to strong winds causing blowing and drifting snow, near-zero visibility, and life-threatening driving conditions. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists are not allowed to travel on a CLOSED roads due to life threatening conditions.


I-29 remains CLOSED northbound and southbound lanes from Fargo to the South Dakota Border due to high winds and falling snow creating zero visibility and snow drifts. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions.


A No Travel Advised remains in effect for Casselton, Fargo, Wahpeton, Lisbon, and surround areas. Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.


A Travel Alert remains in effect for northeastern North Dakota including Grand Forks, Pembina, Hillsboro, and surround areas due to blowing snow causing reduced visibility, slippery conditions making driving hazardous.

The three categories are as follows:
1. TRAVEL ALERT – Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly, or cause travel delays. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate.

2. NO TRAVEL ADVISED – Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel. Snowplows may be pulled from the roads during severe conditions. Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED seriously as those motorists who choose to travel at their own risk may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach them safely. A NO TRAVEL ADVISED has the potential to change to a ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED if conditions deteriorate.

3. ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED – Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250.
Please be advised that road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. CDT. The road report is based upon the information available to the NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.

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