**UPDATE AT 6:15 PM- NO Travel Advisory Issued for Bismarck and Area
After the snow finally started to fall in the area and accumulations are forming, the travel alerts and advisories are now being issued.
You should have all travel arrangements complete by now as conditions will only deteriorate as the storm progresses through the area.
Heavy snow is already being reported through the area, and this will soon be accompanied by strong and gusty winds that will cause blowing snow and white out conditions. Travel is not advised.
UPDATE 6:16 PM