GRAND FORKS — The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a winter weather advisory from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 in anticipation of 2 to 6 inches of wet snow accumulation north of Interstate 94 in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Heavier snow accumulation will also be possible locally.
Snow was expected to progress from the Devils Lake Basin this morning, hit the Red River Valley by midday and move across northwest Minnesota throughout the evening. At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a travel alert for north central North Dakota due to slushy, snow and ice covered roads with reduced visibility creating rapidly changing driving conditions. Cities in the travel alert include Devils Lake, Carrington, Langdon, Rolla, and surrounding areas.
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.
Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions and lower visibility in heavier snow, and should slow down and use caution accordingly.
The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling 5-1-1 in both states.