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Associated Press, Published January 02 2013

Travel alert issued for western North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — Motorists throughout western North Dakota are dealing with icy roads.

The state Department of Transportation says blowing snow is sticking to roadways and causing slick conditions. The agency has issued a travel alert for the Williston, Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck regions. That means motorists can still travel but should use caution.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a northwest wind blowing snow off Hobart Lake about 9:40 a.m. led a car traveling too fast for conditions to roll in the median about 20 miles east of Jamestown. The crash injured the driver and a passenger.

Temperatures in many parts of the state hit 30 degrees early Wednesday, and the National Weather Service says daytime highs through the weekend should be about as balmy.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.