Travel alert continues for much of eastern N.D., Minot, Devils Lake areas; northwest MN roads 'fair' to 'difficult'UPDATED 9:51 A.M.
A travel alert remains in effect from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for the Fargo, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Minot areas. Northwest of Grand Forks, in Minnesota, many roads tend to offer "difficult" driving conditions, particularly many areas north of U.S. Highway 2. The morning is providing more "fair" winter driving conditions along and south of Highway 2 between East Grand Forks and Bagley, and on main roads in northwest Polk County.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
A travel alert remains in effect from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for the Fargo, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Minot areas.
The travel alert for much of eastern North Dakota is due to snow and freezing rain, which has caused icy road conditions.
The alert was extended to the Minot and Devils Lake regions because of increased winds that may reduce visibility and cause blowing and drifting snow at structures and sheltered areas.
As of about 6 a.m., roads in northeast North Dakota had scattered snow drifts, while roads in the Rolla area were mostly snow covered. Interstate 29 and some areas near Grand Forks had scattered ice and frost, the highway department's road information report indicated.
"Difficult" driving conditions were reported throughout northwest Minnesota initial, but some roads now have "fair" travel conditions, particularly along U.S. Highway 2 and south. This includes Highway 2 between East Grand Forks and Bagley and U.S. Highway 75 south of Warren all the way to Perley, according to the state's road conditions website this morning. State Highway 32 south of U.S. 2 also is in fair driving condition. Main roads in northwestern Polk County also are in "fair" driving condition.
Roads in the Detroit Lakes and Mahnomen, Minn., areas are still reported to be in difficult driving condition.