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03/07/2017 08:10 AM

Highway 83 now open from Minot to Minot Air Force Base; No Travel Advisory LIFTED in northwestern and north central North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have REOPENED Highway 83 from Minot to the Minot Air Force Base.

The No Travel Advisory in northwestern and north central North Dakota including the cities of Crosby, Williston, Stanley, Watford City, New Town, Bowbells, Minot, Mohall, Bottineau, Towner, Velva, Harvey, Rolla, Cando, Rugby, Maddock and surrounding areas has been LIFTED.

A Travel Alert is left in effect for the cities of Bowbells, Minot, Mohall, Bottineau, Towner, Velva, Harvey, Rolla, Cando, Rugby, Maddock and surrounding area due to reduced visibility, snow drifts, blowing snow creating slippery road 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

 

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 9 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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