Jamestown, Valley City areas still in no-travel advisoriesThe North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have lifted the no-travel advisory in the Devils Lake area. At this time a no-travel advisory remains in effect east of Bismarck and in the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy conditions.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have lifted the no-travel advisory in the Devils Lake area. At this time a no-travel advisory remains in effect east of Bismarck and in the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy conditions.
In the northeast corner of the state, N.D. Highway 66 is temporarily blocked approximately 2 miles east of Milton due to snow.
Major highways included in the No Travel Advisory:
- Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Buffalo
- U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to the South Dakota border
- U.S. Highway 281 from Pingree to the South Dakota border
A travel alert is in effect for the remainder of the state.
Also, no-travel advisories in Pembina County, northwest of Bismarck and near Minot have been lifted.
No-travel advisories are issued when conditions warrant no travel but not a road closure. They have the potential to change to a road closure if conditions deteriorate. No-travel advisories are issued for public safety to encourage motorists not to venture out onto the roads.
Travel alerts are issued to alert motorists that areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions may be encountered on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel; however, they should be aware that rapidly changing conditions may result in
travel delays due to reduced speeds and visibility.
All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions, reduce traffic speeds 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. Please be advised that information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. CST. The road report is based upon the information available to the NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.
If motorists become stranded they should stay with their vehicle and call 911for emergency assistance.