February 3, 2019
No Travel Advised issued for western North
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with
the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for western North Dakota due to snow and blowing
snow creating hazardous road conditions and near zero visibility. Cities
included in the Travel Alert are Belfield,
Dickinson, Killdeer, Williston, Watford City, New Town, Minot, Towner, Mohall,
Bismarck, Mandan, Underwood, Center, surrounding areas. A No
Travel Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not
travel in these areas.
A Travel Alert remains
in effect for northeastern North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating
slippery road conditions and areas of reduced visibility. Cities included in
the Travel Alert are, Devils Lake,
Grand Forks, and surrounding areas.
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 10
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.