No travel advisory issued for southeast N.D.; I-29 closed from Fargo to S.D. borderThe North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for the southeast region of North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow causing near zero visibility and creating hazardous driving conditions.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for the southeast region of North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow causing near zero visibility and creating hazardous driving conditions.
Areas included in the No Travel Advisory are east of Valley City, Lisbon, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas. A No Travel Advisory means motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.
Also, Interstate 29 is closed from Fargo to the South Dakota border and N.D. Highway 13 is closed from Wahpeton to I-29.
A Travel Alert remains in effect for Jamestown and areas west of Valley City and surrounding areas.
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 three categories are as follows:
1. TRAVEL ALERT – Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly, or cause travel delays. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate.
2. NO TRAVEL ADVISED – Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel. Snowplows may be pulled from the roads during severe conditions. Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED 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. A NO TRAVEL ADVISED has the potential to change to a ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED if conditions deteriorate.
3. ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED – Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250.
Road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. CDT. 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.
Motorists who become stranded should stay with their vehicles and call 911 for emergency assistance.