The NDDOT and Highway Patrol have OPENED I-94 eastbound and westbound lanes from Bismarck to Fargo, and I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks is open as well.

The No Travel Advised has been LIFTED for portions of eastern North Dakota. Cities included are Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and surrounding areas.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) are warning of hazardous driving conditions during the overnight hours. Motorists should be advised that snow plow operators have been working since early morning hours, and throughout the day. Plows will be pulled during the evening hours. Blowing snow is causing snow drifts at underpasses and sheltered areas. Motorists should not use their GPS to get around road closures by using secondary roads that are under a no travel advisory. These roads may be blocked or impassable, especially during the overnight hours. Plows will be working
early Sunday morning and conditions will be reevaluated at that time.


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 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.