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Published March 08, 2012, 06:03 PM

Travel Alert Issued for Northeastern ND

The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert for northeastern North Dakota due to high winds causing blowing snow and near zero visibility.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert for northeastern North Dakota due to high winds causing blowing snow and near zero visibility.

Cities and surrounding areas in the Travel Alert include: Pembina, Drayton, and Grafton. A Travel Alert means motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways.

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 the website: www.dot.nd.gov. If you become stranded in your vehicle, please call 911.

NDDOT releases information about travel conditions throughout the state in three categories:

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.

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