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02/04/2019 06:57 AM

I-94 from Montana border to Dickinson now OPEN, No Travel Advisory LIFTED from western ND

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have OPENED I-94 eastbound and westbound lanes from the Montana border to Dickinson. The No Travel Advisory has been LIFTED from western ND including cities of Beulah, Belfield, Dickinson, Beulah, Center, Mandan, Bismarck, Underwood and surrounding areas.

A No Travel Advisory remains in effect for northwestern and northeast North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating hazardous road conditions and near zero visibility. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Williston, Watford City, Minot, Towner, Center, Devils Lake, Rugby, Langdon, Grand Forks, Pembina, Drayton, and surrounding areas.

A Travel Alert remains in effect for southeastern North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating slippery road conditions and areas of reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Jamestown, Valley City, Ellendale, Fargo, Wahpeton, and surrounding areas.

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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