Update: Bismarck no travel advisory lifted; snow removal update

BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck's no travel advisory has been lifted, but the snow emergency remains in effect. Full press release below.

The no travel advisory for the City of Bismarck has been lifted. City snow plows have cleared the snow emergency routes, school routes and major arterial streets and will now begin plowing the residential areas. Residential streets contain deep snow and drifts and some roads remain impassable for normal vehicle traffic. Travel as you are able, but please be very cautious.

The Snow Emergency Declaration remains in effect. Please remove vehicles from all city streets to aid in snow removal operation. Keep them off the street until the plows have cleaned your area. We want to thank the citizens for their cooperation during this blizzard event.

We ask that contractors cleaning parking lots DO NOT push the snow into the street or across the street onto the boulevard. There is no space currently available at the Bismarck landfill for contractors snow.

It is illegal to push, shovel or blow snow into the street, alley, or onto another person’s property. The fine for this violation is up to $1000 and up to 30 days in jail.


Bismarck Police urging motorists to stay off the streets until further notice.

Full press release:

Bismarck Police Chief Police Dan Donlin advises no travel within the City of Bismarck until further notice. Numerous vehicles are stranded and blocking intersections and creating unsafe conditions for law enforcement, emergency vehicles, first responders and snowplows. Roads may be impassible or blocked.

Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED seriously. Motorists who choose to travel at their own risk may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach them safely.