No Travel Advisory issued for northwestern North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a
No Travel Advisory for northwestern North Dakota due to freezing rain causing icy and hazardous road
conditions. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Williston, Watford City, New Town, Crosby, Tioga
and surrounding areas. Conditions are such that motorists in this area should not travel.

All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while
traveling. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the website: NDDOT
releases information to inform the public about travel conditions throughout the state. 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.

Please be advised that road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until
9 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.

If you become stranded, motorists should stay with their vehicle and call 911 for emergency assistance.


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