Travel alert issued for northeast, north-central N.D.; some northwest Minnesota driving 'difficult'Blowing snow is creating reduced visibility, sometimes no visibility, in scattered areas along U.S. Highway 2 and north of U.S. Highway 2, the North Dakota Department of Transportation says.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Blowing snow is creating reduced visibility, sometimes no visibility, in scattered areas along U.S. Highway 2 and north of U.S. Highway 2, the North Dakota Department of Transportation says.
For that reason, the department has issued a travel alert for north-central and northeastern North Dakota, including the cities of Grand Forks, Rugby, Devils Lake and surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says many roads from Bagley to Hallock to East Grand Forks to Moorhead are in "difficult" driving condition with heavy snow, packed snow and some "white-out" conditions.
Motorists can still travel, but are encouraged to use extreme caution, reduced speeds and drive according to the conditions, the Department of Transportation alert says.
North Dakota travel alerts are issued to alert motorists that areas of challenging winter driving conditions may be encountered on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel; however, they should be aware that rapidly changing conditions may result in travel delays due to reduced speeds and visibility. Travel alerts have the potential to change into a no-travel advisories if conditions deteriorate.
Travelers 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 website: www.dot.nd.gov.