The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)
along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert
for portions of southwest and central North Dakota due to icy road
conditions as temperatures continue to drop. Cities included in the Travel
Alert are Beach, Mott, Dickinson, Killdeer, Beulah, Parshall, Garrison,
Velva, Linton, Mandan, Bismarck, Steele, Medina, Ellendale 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
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: 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.