UPDATE: No travel advisory extended to southeast North Dakota

North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation officers are busy responding to vehicles stuck on closed roadways. Motorists face a fine of up to $250 for traveling on a closed roadway. Special to The Forum
North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation officers are busy responding to vehicles stuck on closed roadways. Motorists face a fine of up to $250 for traveling on a closed roadway. Special to The Forum

FARGO — A no travel advisory that originally included south central North Dakota has been extended to include the southeastern portion of the state as well due to blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Cities included in the advisory are Fargo, Wahpeton, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and surrounding areas.

Motorists should not travel in the affected areas. NDDOT and NDHP have responded to several calls about vehicles stuck on roadways. Those who travel past a road closure device could face a fine of up to $250.

Interstates 94 and 29 remain closed throughout much of North Dakota, and Cass County officials are urging motorists to avoid rural roadways due to hazardous conditions.

The Sargent County Sheriff's Office also reports that Highway 13 and Highway 11 is impassable in the county. They said both roads are blocked in multiple locations and no travel is advised.

Blizzard conditions are expected to remain throughout much of Thursday at the storm system moves east.

Check road conditions at www.dot.nd.gov.