BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have lifted the travel alert for south-central and northeastern North Dakota.

The travel alert remains in effect for north-central and southeastern North Dakota. Motorists may encounter icy roads and blowing snow that causes reduced visibility around Fargo, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas.

Drivers can still travel in those areas, but should be aware of changing conditions and reduce speeds.

As the winter storm bears down on the state, all drivers are reminded to check road conditions before venturing out. Information is available by calling 511 from any phone or visiting the Travel Information Map at

Most of the eastern half of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota is under a winter storm warning until noon on Sunday.

Snow and wind is expected to decrease by Sunday afternoon.