March 10, 2019
I-94 OPENED from Jamestown to Fargo; I-29 OPENED from Grand Forks to South Dakota border; No Travel Advisory LIFTED for eastern North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have OPENED I-94 eastbound and westbound lanes from Jamestown to Fargo. A Travel Alert remains in effect in the area due to slippery road conditions.
I-29 OPENED northbound and southbound lanes from Grand Forks to the South Dakota Border. A Travel Alert remains in effect due to slippery road conditions.
ND Highway 13 OPENED from I-29 to Wahpeton.
The No Travel Advisory has been LIFTED from eastern North Dakota. A Travel Alert remains in effect in the area due to slippery road conditions. Cities include Fargo, Wahpeton, Grand Forks, Drayton, Pembina, and surrounding areas.
The Travel Alert remains in effect for central North Dakota due to slippery road conditions. Cities include Bismarck, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City, and surrounding areas. Motorists should be aware of snow drifts on secondary roads.
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.