I-94 opens from Dickinson to Mandan; no-travel advisory in effect for Jamestown, other areasThe North Dakota Department of Transportation, in coordination with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, opened Interstate 94 from Dickinson to Mandan at 4 p.m. today.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation, in coordination with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, opened Interstate 94 from Dickinson to Mandan at 4 p.m. today. A no-travel advisory has also been lifted on I-94 from Dickinson to Hebron.
A no-travel advisory remains in effect for the following areas due to blowing snow, reduced visibility and icy road conditions:
* Southwest region including south of Richardton, Bowman, Hettinger, Mott, New England, and surrounding areas.
* South central region including Bismarck, Mandan, Steele, Elgin, Linton, Napoleon and surrounding areas
* Southeast central region including Jamestown, Ashley, Edgeley, Ellendale, Lamoure, Valley City and the surrounding areas.
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. Motorists are asked to take no-travel advisories seriously, DOT said. Conditions change often during a storm event and motorists may become stranded if they are caught between destinations.
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 Web site: www.511.nd.gov for road and weather conditions. Information on 511 is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. CST. The 511 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 911 for emergency assistance.