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North Dakota Department of Transportation Issues Travel Alert for Valley City

March 12, 2013

A Valley City resident blows snow.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has extended a Travel Alert to include Fargo, Casselton, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow sticking to the roadways causing areas of scattered slush, compacted snow, and continuous ice. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that wet roads may turn to ice as temperatures drop overnight and challenging winter driving conditions may exist. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.

A Travel Alert is still in effect for the cities of Valley City, McClusky, Steele, Napoleon, Jamestown, Edgeley, Ellendale, Grand Forks, Drayton, Cavalier, Cooperstown and surrounding areas.

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: www.dot.nd.gov. NDDOT releases information to inform the public about travel conditions throughout the state. The three categories are as follows:

For a 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.

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

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