The North Dakota
Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol
(NDHP) have extended the No Travel Advisory for portions of central
North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow
creating hazardous driving conditions and reduced visibility. Cities
included in the No Travel Advisory are areas between Bismarck and Minot
including Center, Underwood, McClusky, Parshall, Garrison and surrounding
areas. The No Travel Advisory remains in effect for Crosby, Tioga,
Williston, Watford City, New Town and surrounding areas. A No Travel
Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel in
In addition a Travel
Alert has been extended to include the cities of Wishek, Medina, Jamestown,
Valley City, Edgeley, Oakes and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow.
The Travel Alert remains in effect for Beulah, Killdeer, Richardton,
Flasher, Bismarck, Steele, Linton 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 speeds and drive according to the
The NDDOT and NDHP issue travel warnings on
state highways and interstates. These warnings should be taken seriously and
are for the safety of the traveling public. The three categories are as
Travel Alert- Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways.
No Travel Advisory- Motorists should NOT TRAVEL due to hazardous conditions which make it unsafe to travel.
Road Closed or Blocked- Motorists are not allowed to travel on closed roads due to life threatening conditions.
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. The NDDOT works hard to
keep travelers informed of road conditions. However, the road conditions are
not reported 24 hours a day but updated every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Central Time, including holidays. It’s important to remember that the
conditions may vary from what is being reported.