The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have extended the Travel Alert to portions of southwest and central North Dakota due to blowing snow creating reduced visibility and areas of drifting snow on the roadways. The Travel Alert includes the cities of Dickinson, Bowman, Linton, Mandan, Bismarck, Lincoln and surrounding areas.
A Travel Alert is still in effect for the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Ellendale, Ashley, Grand Forks, Drayton, Cavalier, Cooperstown 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 reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
There is still a NO TRAVEL ADVISORY in effect for ND Highways 1804 and 37 from White Shield near the Junction of ND 28 to the northwest near Parshall due to blowing and drifting snow causing areas of near zero visibility.
Motorists should be aware that travel conditions can change quickly and create hazardous driving conditions and roads could become blocked, especially at bridges or sheltered areas. A No Travel Advised means that motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.
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 website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/