BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have closed US Highway 85 from South Dakota to the Canadian border and US Highway 2 from the Montana border to Berthold until further notice due to heavy snow, blowing snow, and near-zero visibility. All roads in northwest North Dakota, near Williston and Watford City, are closed and may be impassable due to severe snow drifts. Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life-threatening conditions.
Due to the rapidly changing road conditions and extreme winter weather, additional road closures are expected.
Motorists should not use their GPS to access secondary roads to avoid road closures. Motorists should be warned that secondary roads could become blocked or impassable due to the significant snowfall and high winds creating severe snow drifts on the highways. Snow drifts are more prevalent at structures and sheltered areas. Vehicles may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach you safely.
For more information on road conditions across North Dakota, call 511 or visit the ND Roads map at travel.dot.nd.gov.
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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