Travel alert issued for Jamestown, surrounding areas
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a travel alert for central and eastern North Dakota as a winter storm system moves into the state from the south.
Motorists should be aware this system may create areas of heavy snow fall and blowing snow creating snow drifts, reduced visibility and icy conditions.
Based on National Weather Service forecasts, motorists should be advised travel conditions may deteriorate rapidly, resulting in no travel advised, road closures, and blocked roads overnight due to the magnitude of the storm. Motorists are encouraged to complete travel plans early, monitor local weather forecasts, reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
Cities and surrounding areas in the travel alert include: Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Fargo and Wahpeton.
A travel alert means motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways.