Winter road conditions available at your fingertips
October 9, 2018
Some parts of the state may be getting winter weather this week as the National Weather Service is predicting snow/rain for the south central and north eastern portions of North Dakota. As a reminder to motorists, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has a number of tools to keep you informed of changing winter road conditions including the NDRoads smartphone app, the online Travel Information Map, text/email subscription service and by calling 511.
As NDDOT combats the snow and ice on the roadways, motorists should be aware that conditions on the roadway can change quickly during winter storm events and they should stay informed of changing conditions. The NDDOT has multiple tools in place to help you to know before you go and review information on winter road conditions including:
- NDRoads app available for free download
- Travel Information Map online at dot.nd.gov. Now features ‘Track-a-Plow’ which uses technology to track the location of NDDOT plow trucks in select locations as part of a pilot program.
- Sign up for the “Message Center” to receive important emails or texts about travel information including No Travel Advisories and Road Closures: http://www.dot.nd.gov/govdelivery/landing.htm
- Call 511
- Conditions are reported on the Travel Information Map from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Conditions may vary from those reported.
Remember as you travel, snowplows are out working to clear snow and ice from roadways. Give them room to do their job and be patient. The NDDOT works hard to keep travelers informed of road conditions. Be prepared for winter driving by visiting dot.nd.gov
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