Travel Alert issued for central North Dakota tonight
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for central North Dakota for Saturday night.
Authorities say it's because of blowing snow, icy conditions and reduced visibility throughout the evening hours.
Cities included in the Travel Alert are Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, 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.
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 Travel Information Map.