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North Dakota Department of Transportation News Release. Toll Free: 1-855-NDROADS (637-6237)
03/08/2017 10:00 AM

UPDATE on Statewide Road Conditions

US Highway 2 eastbound from Minot to Devils Lake is now OPEN and US Highway 2 westbound from Devils Lake to Rugby is now OPEN; Roads still blocked on many highways in northwest and north central North Dakota

A No Travel Advisory is still in effect for Bowbells and surrounding areas and motorists in this area should not travel.

 The following roads remained closed/blocked at this time:

  • ND Highway 256 BLOCKED 4 miles south of Antler

  • ND Highway 3 BLOCKED 5 miles south Jct. ND 19 near Esmond 

  • ND Highway 3 BLOCKED in multiple locations from the Jct. of Hwy. 19 near Esmond to the Canadian Border  

  • ND Highway 28 BLOCKED 4 miles south of Sherwood

  • ND Highway 8 BLOCKED 3 miles south of the Canada border

  • US Highway 52 BLOCKED 2 miles east of Jct 8-Bowbells

  • US Highway 83 BLOCKED 25 miles north of Minot

  • US Highway 281 BLOCKED 5 miles south of Jct 52       

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.

 Motorists should slow down and drive according to conditions as there are still many areas in the state with snow drifts blocking roads and areas of low visibility. Poor visibility continues to affect highways in North Dakota. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

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​.



North Dakota Department of Transportation, 608 East Boulevard, Bismarck, ND 58505