Winter Weather Update for Bismarck and the Region
This slow moving weather system continues to affect the region. The National Weather Service in Bismarck has updated the snow totals predictions and travel conditions for the area.
**Update 10:45am - A Travel Alert remains in effect for the remainder of the state due to icy road conditions, accumulating snow and reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are: Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks and surrounding areas. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as roadways are ice covered.**
**Update, 10:00AM, – Icy road conditions and the threat of blowing snow are causing the BisMan Transit paratransit service to shut down. All services will conclude Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM. We will work to ensure that all paratransit riders will get home.
Paratransit service will begin again at 5:30 AM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, weather permitting. If service is cancelled for Tuesday, March 6, a new press release will be sent out.
The last run for Capital Area Transit (CAT) will be the 10:30 AM run. The CAT is expected to begin running at traditional times on Tuesday morning. **
The area is still under the influence of a WINTER STORM WARNING, with the freezing rain and sleet transitioning into snow this afternoon.
Snow totals for the Bismarck-Mandan area can range from 6-12 inches, and blizzard conditions expected in the far south-west region, near the Bowman area, into South Dakota.
Mandan Public Schools closed on Monday. Parent-teacher conferences also will be rescheduled.
The NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball Region Tournaments have been postponed to start tomorrow.
The NDDOT have issues several travel advisories including a Travel Alert, remains in effect for northwestern, central and eastern North Dakota due to icy road conditions, accumulating snow and reduced visibility. Cities included in the Travel Alert are: Williston, Minot, Grand Forks, Valley City, Jamestown, Fargo, and surrounding areas. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as roadways are ice covered.
As weather conditions continue to deteriorate throughout the afternoon, the commute home will be sloppy and slow. Extra care, time and caution is strongly encouraged.