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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have extended the Travel Alert to the southwest portion of North Dakota due to ground drifting causing snow to stick to the roadway creating icy road conditions and reduced visibility. The Travel Alert includes the cities of Belfield, Killdeer, Beach and surrounding areas.
A No Travel Advisory is still in effect for northwest and north central North Dakota including the cities of Crosby, Bowbells, Williston, Stanley, Watford City, New Town, Minot, Mohall, Bottineau, Towner, Velva, Harvey and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow creating near zero visibility and some areas of ice or compacted snow on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists should not travel in these areas.
Also a Travel Alert remains in effect for northeast North Dakota including the cities of Rolla, Cando, Rugby, Devils Lake, Carrington and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow creating reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions. 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 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: http://www.dot.nd.gov/