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Published November 25, 2010, 06:40 AM

WEATHER: Travel Alert Continues for Much of Region

A travel alert remains in effect from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for the Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Minot areas. Some icy patches in Minnesota are also causing difficult driving conditions.

A travel alert remains in effect from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for the Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Minot areas.

Roads in northwest Minnesota were listed as "difficult" in some areas, with fair conditions reported in others according to the Minnesota DOT's website. Some snow, slippery icy patches and some reduced visibility were reported.

The travel alert for much of eastern North Dakota is due to snow and freezing rain, which has caused icy road conditions.

The alert was extended to the Minot and Devils Lake regions because of increased winds that may reduce visibility and cause blowing and drifting snow at structures and sheltered areas.

Travel Alerts are issued to warn travelers to rapidly changing conditions. The conditions are such that motorists can still travel but may have to travel at reduced speeds or with reduced visibility. Travel Alerts will be issued to warn motorists that areas of challenging winter driving conditions may be encountered. Travel Alerts have the potential to change to a No Travel Advisory if conditions deteriorate.

Remember, to be prepared this winter, it is a good idea to know before you go. The best place to access current road conditions is by calling 511 or going to the NDDOT’s website at www.dot.nd.gov.

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