No travel advised over much of N.D.No travel is advised over much of North Dakota today as the area continues to receive additional snow from the fifth winter storm in the past 17 days to drop at least 3 inches of snow exits the region.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
No travel is advised over much of North Dakota today as the area continues to receive additional snow from the fifth winter storm in the past 17 days to drop at least 3 inches of snow exits the region.
The no travel advisory issued by the North Dakota Department of Transportation includes the north cen-tral part of the state including U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to Washburn, Interstate 94 from Bismarck to the Minnesota border, N.D. Highway 200A north of Washburn, N.D., Highway 200 to N.D. Highway 46 and Interstate 29 from Hillsboro to Wahpeton.
The advisory also includes local travel in Burleigh, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Foster, Kidder, LaMoure, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Sheridan, Stutsman, Ward, Wells and Williams counties.
While the winter storm warning for Stutsman County is slated to expire at noon, the travel advisories will stay in effect longer.
“The roads are tough out there,” said Rhonda Saxberg, administrative assistant at the North Dakota Highway Patrol office in Jamestown. “The travel advisories will remain in effect until the snow stops and the plows have had some time to work.”
The snow should end by late this morning or early this afternoon, according to Daryl Ritchison, meteor-ologist for Forum Communications Co.
“The snow on the radar doesn’t extend very far north of Jamestown right now,” Ritchison said. “The system is moving north to south so it should clear out by about noon.”
He said winds this afternoon should be steady at about 15 mph and then drop to about 10 mph by the evening.
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at (701) 952-8452 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org