No Travel Advised for south central North
Dakota; Travel Alert extended to southeastern North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with
the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have
issued a No Travel Advisory for
south central North Dakota due to blowing snow creating icy road conditions,
areas of near zero visibility, and life threatening driving conditions. Cities
included in the No Travel Advisory are
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 Travel Alert has
been issued for southeastern North Dakota due to blowing snow creating slippery
road conditions and reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Fargo, Hillsboro,
Wahpeton, Lisbon, and surrounding areas. A Travel Alert means conditions are
such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be
advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to wear seat
belts, reduce speed, and drive according to the conditions.
Travel Alert remains in effect for
northeastern and southwestern North Dakota due to slippery road conditions and
reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel
Alert are Grand Forks, Drayton, Beach, Belfield, Dickinson, Richardton,
Bowman, and surrounding areas. Motorists are asked to use caution when meeting
and passing vehicles as snow fog will reduce visibility.
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.