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03/13/2019 08:45 PM

No Travel Advised issued for portions of south central North Dakota

No Travel Advised issued for portions of south central North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for portions of south central North Dakota due snow, blowing snow, high winds, icy roads, and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Ashley, Ellendale, and surrounding areas. A No Travel Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel in these areas.

A No Travel Advisory remains in effect for portions of south central North Dakota due to icy roads and high winds creating hazardous driving conditions. Cities include Glen Ullin, Center, Flasher, Mandan, and surrounding areas.

A Travel Alert remains in effect for southwestern and southeastern North Dakota reduced visibility and slippery road conditions. Cities include Dickinson, Beach, Bowman, Killdeer, Fargo Wahpeton, Gwinner, Hillsboro, and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for central and eastern North Dakota. It is expected that conditions will deteriorate, and travel will be greatly impacted as the result of this storm system. Motorists are advised to watch for travel advisories issued by law enforcement and NDDOT and head the warnings.

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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