Due to weather and deteriorating road conditions the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is advising no travel for Stutsman County at approximately 1 p.m., according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff.
Temperatures are dropping and wind is picking up which will make for dangerous road conditions with the continuous heavy snow fall expected throughout the day, Keiser said.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a no travel advisory for portions of northwest, central and southeast North Dakota including: Williston, Watford City, Crosby, Bowbells, Stanley, Bismarck, Underwood, Steele, Linton, Wishek, Ashley, Edgeley, Oakes and surrounding areas due to icy road conditions, near zero visibility and accumulating snow.
A travel alert remains in effect for the remainder of the state due to icy road conditions and reduced visibility. Cities in the travel alert include: Dickinson, Minot,Jamestown, Valley City, Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks and surrounding areas. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds, wear seat belts and drive according to the conditions.
A no travel advisory means that motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel. Travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling.
For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov.