No-travel advised in parts of northwest Minnesota, travel alert in northeast North Dakota
No travel is advised in western Marshall and southern Kittson counties, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Also, state Highway 1 has been closed between Warren and Oslo.
Strong winds combined with the fresh snow are creating difficult driving conditions throughout northwest Minnesota, according to MnDOT. The agency considers driving conditions throughout northwest Minnesota to be difficult, but, in the areas between Warren and Thief River Falls, driving conditions are particularly hazardous.
Meanwhile, a travel alert remains in place in northeast North Dakota.
Blowing and drifting snow is creating ice road conditions throughout the region, including the cities of Grand Forks, Grafton and Pembina and surrounding areas, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A travel alert means conditions are such that motorists still can travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions, according to the alert.
Several weather-related accident were reported early today, including a report of a semi-trailer that jackknifed along U.S. Highway 2 between East Grand Forks and the Fisher's Landing Travel Center before 8 a.m.
All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling.
More info: For road information in Minnesota, call 511 from any type of phone or visit to www.511mn.org. In North Dakota, go to dot.nd.gov/travel.