The North Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for eastern North Dakota due to icy road conditions and reduced visibility.
Cities included in the advisory are Jamestown, Valley City, Wahpeton, Fargo, Grand Forks and surrounding areas.
A Travel Alert remains in effect for portions of North Dakota including Bismarck and Devils Lake due to reduced visibility and snow fog creating “whiteout” conditions when meeting and passing vehicles.
TRAVEL ALERT – Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly, or cause travel delays. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate.
NO TRAVEL ADVISED – Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel. Snowplows may be pulled from the roads during severe conditions. Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED seriously as those motorists who choose to travel at their own risk may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach them safely. A NO TRAVEL ADVISED has the potential to change to a ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED if conditions deteriorate.
ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED – 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.