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02/24/2019 06:00 PM

I-29 OPEN from Grand Forks to the Canadian border; No Travel Advisory LIFTED; Travel Alert remains in effect


I-29 OPEN from Grand Forks to the Canadian border; No Travel Advisory LIFTED; Travel Alert remains in effect 


The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have OPENED I-29 northbound and southbound lanes from Grand Forks to the Canadian border. The No Travel Advisory has been LIFTED from northeast North Dakota including the areas of Grand Forks, Drayton, Pembina, and Cavalier. A Travel Alert remains in effect for northeastern North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow creating slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. Blowing snow is causing snow drifts at underpasses making the road impassable. Motorists should use caution. 


A Travel Alert remains in effect for southeastern and north central North Dakota due to slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Fargo, Wahpeton, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, and surrounding areas. Overnight snow drifts may accumulate on highways making travel hazardous.


 


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. 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.


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