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DOT issues travel alert for southwest ND

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a travel alert for southwest North Dakota due to continuous ice on roadways creating hazardous travel conditions, according to a press release. Cities and surrounding areas in the travel alert include Belfield, Dickinson, Grassy Butte and Killdeer.

A travel alert means motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways, according to the release. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly or cause travel delays.

All travelers are 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 www.dot.nd.gov. If you become stranded in your vehicle, please call 911.

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