Update: Tornado watch issued for Stutsman County, high winds across the state
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. tonight for nine counties in North Dakota, including Stutsman County.
Counties under the watch are: Stutsman, Barnes, Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Foster, Griggs, Kidder, Lamoure, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill.
A watch means that conditions are favorable for dangerous weather. Be sure to stay alert for changing weather.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol urged drivers to travel with care today, as high winds are expected across the state, gusts reaching up to 50 miles per hour.
During inclement weather, high profile vehicles, long load type vehicles, and permitted over-dimension vehicles need to be aware of restriction movement laws. North Dakota law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.
For more information, visit nd.gov/ndhp or contact the NDHP motor carrier division at 701-328-5128.