UPDATE: Travel Alert issued for central & southeastern portions of North Dakota

ND (Valley News Live) - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have extended the Travel Alert to southeastern North Dakota due to snow and rain creating slippery and slushy road conditions.

Cities included in the Travel Alert are Fargo, Wahpeton, Gwinner, Hillsboro, 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.

A Travel Alert remains in effect for portions of central North Dakota reduced visibility and slippery road conditions.

Cities include Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Glen Ullin, Ashley, Linton, and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for central and eastern North Dakota. It is expected that conditions will deteriorate, and travel will be greatly impacted as the result of this storm system. Motorists are advised to watch for travel advisories issued by law enforcement and NDDOT and head the warnings.