Storm impacts: Travel advisory lifted; UND concert, flights canceled
Many area events are being canceled or postponed because of the winter storm striking the area. The NO travel advisory for Central and Eastern North Dakota has been lifted. Local officials are asking residents to use caution when traveling by red...
Many area events are being canceled or postponed because of the winter storm striking the area.
The NO travel advisory for Central and Eastern North Dakota has been lifted.
Local officials are asking residents to use caution when traveling by reducing speeds in areas where there may be blowing snow and icy road conditions. Be advised of changing road conditions.
Similar conditions exist in much of northwest and west-central Minnesota, according to the state Department of Transportation Web site.
The Pembina and Walsh county sheriff's offices advises cautious driving throughout their counties.
Use caution when driving on the following road segments:
-- All of Interstate 29 in North Dakota.
-- All highways east of North Dakota Highway 3 to the Red River. This includes the areas of Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Valley City, Jamestown, Wahpeton and Fargo.
-- Interstate 94 from Fargo to Dawson, N.D.
For up-to-date information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to www.511.nd.gov .
Information in Minnesota: call 511 or go to www.weather.gov/alerts/mn.html .
UND music concert canceled
The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band concert scheduled tonight at the Chester Fritz has been canceled.
The East Region Basketball Tournament scheduled for today in Grand Forks has been postponed to Friday. Schedule and game times will be unchanged, according to Athletic Director Todd Olson of Grand Forks Public Schools.
The State Swimming and Diving Meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been postponed until Monday and Tuesday.
Four flights scheduled to leave Grand Forks International Airport today have been canceled due to weather conditions.
Flights scheduled for 5 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 2:59 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. have been canceled.
One flight scheduled for an 8:10 a.m. departure left the gate at 10:46 a.m. but had not yet taken off, according to executive assistant Coleen Peterson.
Info: www.nwa.com .
Friday ski canceled; Saturday Ski Day still on
The Friday night Candlelight Ski in Grand Forks has been canceled.
Greenway Ski Day, however, will carry on as scheduled Saturday.
Ski Day events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. A chili feed starts at 11 a.m., sleigh rides begin at noon and cardboard sled races begin at 1 p.m. Events wrap up at 4 p.m.
Info: www.gfparks.org .
Dial-A-Ride suspendedIn Grand Forks, heavy snowfall today has forced the suspension of Dial-A-Ride and Senior Rider services until city crews can clear secondary roads of snow, according to the Grand Forks public information office.
The night bus will not run tonight, but regular city bus routes are running today.
Further delays or suspensions may be necessary, depending on additional snowfall, according to the office.
Events, meetings, classes
-- Altru's Infant Bereavement meeting for tonight has been canceled.
-- Grand Forks preschool special needs classes, morning and afternoon sessions, are canceled for today.
-- "Patchwork of Possibilities" and "Women in Our Shoes," set for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight at the Alerus Center, have been rescheduled to March 6.
-- The Red River High School play "The Importance of Being Earnest" has canceled its 7:30 p.m. performances for tonight and Friday. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday instead, said Dean Opp of RRHS..
-- The "Springin' For Jazz" arts fundraiser set for tonight in Moorhead has been postponed to April 3 at the Holiday Inn. If you have tickets for tonight, they will be honored
-- Other announcements: Click on the "Severe Weather Announcements" link at www.GrandForksHerald.com for more school and event cancellations.