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03/07/2017 06:45 PM

HWY 20 CLOSED; HWY 57 CLOSED

March 7, 2017

6:45 p.m.

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Highway 20 Closed from Highway 2 to Highway 57; Highway 57 Closed from Highway 20 to Fort Totten

 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have CLOSED Hwy.20 from Hwy 2 junction to the Hwy. 57 Junction, and CLOSED Hwy. 57 from Hwy 20 junction to Fort Totten due to reduced visibility, snow drifts, blowing snow creating hazardous road conditions along with a number of vehicles blocking the roadway and making it impassable to traffic.

 

Closed Roads

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.

 

·       US Highway 2 eastbound CLOSED from Minot to Devils Lake

·       US Highway 2 westbound CLOSED from Devils Lake to Rugby

·       ND Highway 3 BLOCKED in multiple locations from the Jct. of Hwy. 19 near Esmond to the Canadian Border

·       ND Highway 28 BLOCKED 4 miles north of Jct 52-Carpio and 4 miles south of Sherwood

·       ND Highway 8 BLOCKED 3 miles south of the Canada border

·       US Highway 52 BLOCKED 2 miles east of Jct 8-Bowbells

.       US Highway 83 BLOCKED 8 miles north of Minot

.       US Highway 281 BLOCKED 5 miles south of Jct 52      

      

 

Trucks: Truck parking in the Devils Lake area is limited. Trucks traveling west of Grand Forks should plan to park in Grand Forks for the night until conditions improve, or take an alternate route in the southern portion (I-94) of the state.

 

No Travel Advisories currently in effect in the following cities and surrounding areas

As a reminder this area is in a No Travel Advisory and motorists in this area should not travel.

·        Williston

·        Watford City

·        New Town

·        Minot

·        Bottineau

·        Harvey

·        Rolla

·        Rugby

·        Langdon

·        Carrington

 

 

No Oversize travel SW, NE & NW ND

No Oversize travel in the Southwest, Northeast and Northwest Region of North Dakota until further notice due to weather conditions. North Dakota law restricts travel for these vehicle types when inclement weather causes the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.

 

Drive According to Conditions

Motorists should slow down and drive according to conditions as there are still many areas in the state with snow drifts blocking roads and areas of low visibility. Poor visibility continues to affect highways in North Dakota. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

 

Please be advised that road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 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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