No travel advised in northeast North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a no travel advisory for northeastern North Dakota. The advisory was issued at about 1 p.m. and includes Grand Forks, Buxton, Michigan, Cavalier, Grafton, Drayton, Pembina and surrounding areas.
A travel alert has been issued for all areas of North Dakota north of U.S. Highway 2 and south of the Canadian border. This inclcudes areas such as Williston, Minot, Devils Lake and surrounding areas.
All travelers in North Dakota are advised to use caution when traveling. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for much of North Dakota including the James River Valley and the Jamestown area. This warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday. The warning anticipates strong winds and blowing snow. In addition, a wind chill advisory has been issued with forecasts indicating cold temperatures and winds could result in wind chills of up to minus 45 degrees.
The NWS suggests avoiding travel if at all possible. People who must travel should use extra caution and carry a winter survival kit with them at all times.