The slow moving winter storm is effecting travel conditions in Western North Dakota.

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These changing conditions has prompted the North Dakota Department of Transportation to issue a NO TRAVEL advisory. A No Travel Advisory for portions of northwest North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow creating icy road conditions and reduced visibility. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are Crosby, Bowbells, Williston, Stanley, Watford City, New Town and surrounding areas. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.

Travel conditions in these areas continue to deteriorate as this winter weather system moves east.

UPDATE-2:50 p.m.- 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert for portions of north central North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating reduced visibility and some areas of compacted snow or ice on roadways. The Travel Alert includes Mohall, Bottineau, Minot, Towner, Velva, Harvey, Garrison and surrounding areas.

UPDATE 5:54 p.m.

Due to weather conditions, Dakota Square Mall (Minot) will close at 5 pm today, Monday, March 6. Anchor stores and restaurants with exterior entrances may have varying hours. Shoppers are encouraged to contact those stores directly for operational updates. The mall plans to resume regular hours of operations on Tuesday, March 7.

A No Travel Advisory is still in effect for northwest and north central North Dakota including the cities of Crosby, Bowbells, Williston, Stanley, Watford City, New Town, Minot, Mohall, Bottineau, Towner, Velva, Harvey and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow creating near zero visibility and some areas of ice or compacted snow on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists should not travel in these areas.



Get updated road conditions here.

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