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Forum staff reports , Published March 31 2014

No travel advisory lifted in parts of southwest and north central ND

BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, has lifted the no travel advisory for portions of southwest and north central North Dakota.

That area includes the cities of Beach, Dickinson, Richardton, Beulah, Garrison, Parshall, Velva and surrounding areas.

The NDDOT news release says a no travel advisory remains in effect for areas west of Bismarck, Center, and areas in northeast North Dakota including Carrington, Devils Lake, Langdon, Grand Forks, Drayton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow creating near zero visibility and snow covered roads causing hazardous driving conditions.

Motorists should not travel in areas included in the no travel advisory.

In addition, a travel alert is in effect for areas east of Bismarck, Steele, Jamestown, Valley City, Ellendale, and areas south of US Highway 2 near Grand Forks including Thompson, Northwood, Hatton and surrounding areas. Conditions in these areas include reduced visibility and snow covered roads.

A travel alert means 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.