No travel advisory lifted for portions of eastern ND
As of yesterday, Jan. 19, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) opened I-94 eastbound and westbound lanes from Bismarck to Fargo and I-29 northbound and southbound lanes from Grand Forks to Fargo.
The No Travel Advised was lifted for portions of eastern North Dakota. Cities included are Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and surrounding areas as well as Devils Lake, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas.
The three categories are as follows:
1. TRAVEL ALERT – Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. 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. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate.
2. NO TRAVEL ADVISED – Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel. Snowplows may be pulled from the roads during severe conditions. Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED seriously as those motorists who choose to travel at their own risk may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach them safely. A NO TRAVEL ADVISED has the potential to change to a ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED if conditions deteriorate.
3. ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED – Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250.
Road condition information on 511 and the travel map are updated daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. CDT. The road report is based upon the information available to the NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.