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Highway Patrol Asks Drivers to Monitor Conditions

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High wind gusts, blowing and drifting snow have been causing problems for drivers all across the state.

Due to the zero visibility, the North Dakota Highway Patrol along with the North Dakota Department of Transportation was forced to close Highway 83 South from Minot to Bismarck Sunday. However, many drivers still ended up in the ditch.

While the No Travel Advisory has been lifted, drivers are still encouraged to use extreme caution in winter conditions.

"Probably the biggest thing people need to do is reduce their speeds if they are going to be out there.  First of all, decide if you need to be out, and second of all, if you are going to be out there, make sure you reduce your speed to the point where you can stop if something is an issue," says Captain Gary Orluck, North Dakota Highway Patrol Northwest Region.

Drivers are encouraged to monitor the changing road conditions. For more information about road closures and alerts, call 511 or visit www.nd.gov.

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