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 which is creating near zero
visibility and hazardous driving conditions. Be cautious when approaching
bridges and sheltered areas because the blowing snow may create drifts in the
driving lanes. Cities included in the No
Travel Advisory are Williston, Watford City, Dickinson, Bowman, and the
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 south central North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow which is
creating near zero visibility. Motorists should know that blowing snow is
creating drifts at bridges and underpasses and roadways may become blocked.
Cities included in the No Travel
Advisory are Bismarck, Valley City, Ellendale, and surrounding areas.
Travel Alert remains in effect for Minot,
Devils Lake, Grand Forks, and Fargo due to blowing snow and reduced visibility.
slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. Be cautious when approaching bridges and sheltered areas because
the blowing snow may create drifts in the driving lanes.
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.