The North Dakota Department of
Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have
issued a No Travel Advisory for northeast North Dakota including Grand
Forks and surrounding areas due to blowing snow creating areas of near zero visibility. A No
Travel Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel in
In addition, a Travel Alert has been
issued for southeast North Dakota due to blowing snow creating areas of reduced
visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Fargo, Casselton, Lisbon, Hillsboro, Wahpeton
and surrounding areas. A Travel
Alert means conditions are such that motorists can still travel in
these areas, but should be advised of changing conditions. Motorists are
encouraged to wear seat belts, reduce speeds and drive according to the
NDDOT releases information to inform the
public about travel conditions throughout the state. The three categories are
- 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.
- 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.
All travelers are encouraged to monitor
road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling.
For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel
Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov.