ND (Valley News Live)--- The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for northeastern North Dakota due to reduced visibility and icy road conditions. Cities included in the Travel Alert are Grand Forks, Drayton, Pembina, 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 No Travel Advisory remains in effect for south central North Dakota due to snow, blowing snow, high winds, icy roads, and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions. Cities include Glen Ullin, Center, Flasher, Mandan, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Ashley, Ellendale, and surrounding areas.
A Travel Alert remains in effect for southwestern and southeastern North Dakota due to reduced visibility and slippery road conditions. Cities include Dickinson, Beach, Bowman, Killdeer, Fargo Wahpeton, Gwinner, Hillsboro, 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 should be aware that roads may become impassable due to drifting snow throughout the overnight hours. Motorists are advised to watch for travel advisories issued by law enforcement and NDDOT and head the warnings.