The North Dakota
Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol
(NDHP) have extended the No Travel Advisory to include areas in 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 Bottineau, Rolla, Rugby, Maddock
and surrounding areas. The No Travel Advisory remains in effect for areas
in north central North Dakota including Minot, Mohall, Kenmare, Harvey, Center,
Underwood, McClusky, Parshall, Garrison, and areas in northwestern North Dakota
including Crosby, Tioga, Williston, New Town and surrounding areas. A No
Travel Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not
travel in these areas. Please note, the no travel advisory for the
Watford City area has been LIFTED.
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.
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.