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03/23/2018 01:00 PM

No Travel Advisory extended to portions of north central North Dakota


The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have extended the No Travel Advisory for portions of north central North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow creating hazardous driving conditions and reduced visibility. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Minot, Harvey, Mohall, Kenmare and surrounding areas. The No Travel Advisory remains in effect for areas north of Bismarck, including Center, Underwood, McClusky, Parshall, Garrison, and areas in northwestern North Dakota including 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 areas. 


 


In addition a Travel Alert is in effect for portions of south central and eastern North Dakota including the cities of Wishek, Medina, Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Oakes, Beulah, Killdeer, Richardton, Flasher, Bismarck, Steele, Linton and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow. 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:


  1. Travel Alert- Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways.

  2. No Travel Advisory- Motorists should NOT TRAVEL due to hazardous conditions which make it unsafe to travel.

  3. 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.


 


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