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Patrol says high winds could affect travel

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care with high winds occurring across the state that could affect travel.

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care with high winds occurring across the state that could affect travel.

During these conditions, high-profile, long-load type, and permitted over dimensional vehicles have restricted travel. North Dakota law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.

Federal regulations direct the operators of commercial motor vehicles to reduce speeds when hazardous conditions such as snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust or smoke adversely affect visibility or traction. These same regulations direct commercial motor vehicle drivers to cease operations altogether if conditions become sufficiently dangerous.

Motorists can access road and weather information by visiting NDRoads at https://travel.dot.nd.gov/ . The map has a feature that displays wind speeds reported by the National Weather Service.

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