No travel advisory issued for Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas
The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a no travel advisory for Bismarck, Steele, Napoleon, Linton, Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ashley, Ellendale and surrounding areas due to blowing and drifting snow. Motorists in these areas should not travel.
The NDDOT previously closed the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian Border due to near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
A no travel advisory remains in effect for areas west of Bismarck, Center and areas in northeast North Dakota including Carrington, Devils Lake, Langdon, Grand Forks, Drayton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow creating near zero visibility and snow covered roads causing hazardous driving conditions. Motorists should not travel in areas included in the no travel advisory.
A no travel advisory means motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which mat make it unsafe to travel. Motorists should take no travel advisories 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, the NDDOT said. A no travel advisory can change to a road closed or blocked if conditions deteriorate.
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 website: www.dot.nd.gov. NDDOT releases information to inform the public about travel conditions throughout the state. The travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.
If you are stranded, stay with the vehicle and call 911 for emergency assistance.