Weather update


The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued travel alerts for northwestern, north central and eastern North Dakota. A travel alert means travel is still possible but motorists should use extra caution and monitor conditions. The travel alert includes the Jamestown, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston areas. 

Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as roadways are ice covered.

Jamestown and other schools in the region are closed and the James River Valley Library System also annouced it was closed. Other closures include the University of Jamestown campus, the Southcentral Human Services Center and the Dickey County Courthouse in Ellendale.

Light freezing rain brought 0.04 inches of moisture to Jamestown overnight, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is anticipated to change to snow about 8 a.m.

A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Tuesday for the James River Valley in North Dakota including the Jamestown area. The storm is expected to bring heavy snow with localized accumulations of up to 15 inches.

The Jamestown area is expected to receive 5 to 9 inches of snow today and another 3 to 5 inches of snow overnight for a possible accumulation of 8 to 14 inches.