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Published January 02, 2013, 02:32 PM

Travel Alert Issued for Western North Dakota

The state Department of Transportation says blowing snow is sticking to roadways and causing slick conditions. The agency has issued a travel alert for the Williston, Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck regions.

MINOT — Motorists throughout western North Dakota are dealing with icy roads.

The state Department of Transportation says blowing snow is sticking to roadways and causing slick conditions. The agency has issued a travel alert for the Williston, Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck regions. That means motorists can still travel but should use caution.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a northwest wind blowing snow off Hobart Lake about 9:40 a.m. led a car traveling too fast for conditions to roll in the median about 20 miles east of Jamestown. The crash injured the driver and a passenger.

Temperatures in many parts of the state hit 30 degrees early Wednesday, and the National Weather Service says daytime highs through the weekend should be about as balmy.

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