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Parts of North Dakota are under a travel alert as freezing rain turns to snow

Another round of wintry weather on Saturday, Nov. 13, made some area roads hazardous.

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Candy Shultz clears her sidewalk Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, on 15th Avenue South, Fargo. Lows in the teens are expected Saturday and Sunday night. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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FARGO — Portions of North Dakota are under a travel alert Saturday, Nov. 13, as another round of wintry weather rolls through the region.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the North Dakota Department of Transportation issued a travel alert for Valley City and surrounding areas because of freezing rain and icy road conditions.

Earlier in the morning, no travel was advised in central North Dakota, including Bowbells, Minot, Washburn, Bismarck, Mandan, Fort Yates and Beulah, due to freezing rain. That advisory was lifted shortly before noon Saturday, though officials warned that roads might still be icy.

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WDAY StormTracker meteorologist Robert Poynter said a large band of snow is making its way through the Red River Valley this afternoon, with the system continuing to swirl around itself and bring an expected 1 to 2 inches of snow to some areas and 2 to 4 inches to others.

Poynter said conditions will be snowiest in Minnesota this evening. He said visibility has dropped as the snow moved in, and he cautioned drivers to slow down and expect snowy or icy roads.

For the latest road conditions in North Dakota, visit travel.dot.nd.gov or call 511. In Minnesota, visit https://511mn.org/ or call 511.

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