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North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota
Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for northwestern
North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow
creating hazardous driving conditions and reduced visibility. Cities
included in the No Travel Advisory are Crosby, Tioga, Williston, Watford
City, New Town and surrounding areas. A No Travel Advisory means
conditions are such that motorists should not travel in these
Alert has been issued for central North Dakota due to areas of snow and
blowing snow. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Beulah, Killdeer,
Richardton, Center, Flasher, Bismarck, Underwood, Steele 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 wear seat belts, reduce speeds and
drive according to the conditions
The NDDOT and NDHP issue travel
warnings on state highways and interstates. These warnings should be taken
seriously and are for the safety of the traveling public. The three categories
are as follows:
Travel Alert- Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways.
No Travel Advisory- Motorists should NOT TRAVEL due to hazardous conditions which make it unsafe to travel.
Road Closed or Blocked- Motorists are not allowed to travel on closed roads due to life threatening 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 Travel
Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov. The 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.