CONDITIONS WORSENING- BLIZZARD WARNING- NO TRAVEL ADVISED- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Conditions are worsening across the region as the wind will continue to increase creating dangerous traveling conditions. NO TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BISMARCK AND SURROUNDING AREA- I29 closed to the Canadian Border.
According to NDDOT:
No Travel Advised extended to areas in North Central North Dakota -The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have extended the No Travel Advisory for areas in north central North Dakota due to snow and blowing creating reduced visibility and slushy road conditions. Areas included in the No Travel Advisory are Parshall, Garrison, Harvey, Velva and surrounding areas. Conditions are such that motorists in these areas should not travel.
A No Travel Advisory remains in effect for areas in southwestern North Dakota due to snow and blowing creating reduced visibility and slushy road conditions. Areas included in the No Travel Advisory are Dickinson, New England, Beach, Belfield, Richardton, Killdeer, Beulah, and surrounding areas. Conditions are such that motorists in these areas should not travel.
A TRAVEL ADVISORY is in effect for the BISMARCK-MANDAN area.
The Bismarck Mandan area can expect strong gusty winds to develop thorough out the region. As of press time, less than an inch of snow has fallen but more is expected as winds will increase causing blowing and drifting snow while making travel difficult if not impossible. Several travelers in the Dickenson and Beach area have been stranded and vehicles spewed across the roadways. A survival kit is strongly recommended in each vehicle and if you should breakdown, make sure you stay with your vehicle.
The local forecast is predicting a high of 21, wind chill values will be in the minus range, 100% chance of snow. Strong gusty winds in the range of 45 MPH. Low tonight 5 and 50% chance of snow. Sunshine returns Tuesday with a high of 28.