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Published November 24, 2010, 02:39 PM

WEATHER: Travel Alert issued for Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued a Travel Alert for the Jamestown, Valley City, and Grand Forks areas due to snow and freezing rain which is causing icy road conditions. Additional areas in the travel alert include: Napoleon, Linton, Steele, Ashley, Edgeley, Ellendale, Cooperstown, Finley, Grafton, Drayton, Cavalier and surrounding areas. All travelers are encouraged to reduce traffic speeds and check weather and road conditions before traveling.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued a Travel Alert for the Jamestown, Valley City, and Grand Forks areas due to snow and freezing rain which is causing icy road conditions. Additional areas in the travel alert include: Napoleon, Linton, Steele, Ashley, Edgeley, Ellendale, Cooperstown, Finley, Grafton, Drayton, Cavalier and surrounding areas.

The alert also includes the Fargo and Wahpeton areas including the cities of: Lisbon, Casselton, Hillsboro and surrounding areas. Snow and freezing rain is moving eastward causing icy roads. All travelers are encouraged to reduce traffic speeds and check weather and road conditions before traveling.

Travel Alerts are issued to warn travelers to rapidly changing conditions. The conditions are such that motorists can still travel but may have to travel at reduced speeds or with reduced visibility. Travel Alerts will be issued to warn motorists that areas of challenging winter driving conditions may be encountered. Travel Alerts have the potential to change to a No Travel Advisory if conditions deteriorate.

Remember, to be prepared this winter, it is a good idea to know before you go. The best place to access current road conditions is by calling 511 or going to the NDDOT’s website at www.dot.nd.gov.

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