No Travel Advised on Morton County roads

Travel still not advised in Morton County

 

MANDAN, ND – As heavy, wet snow along with excessive winds continue to create unsafe conditions on Morton County roadways, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and County Highway Department ask the public to stay off the roads and avoid traveling unless it is an emergency.

 

Multiple vehicles have been stuck on county roads requiring assistance from county and state resources. This keeps road crews from being able to concentrate on clearing snow from roadways. County snow plows were pulled off the roads this afternoon due to poor visibility.

 

Once snow removal operations continue, the heavy, wet snow will take three times as long to clear, so some people in the county may not see county snow plows for three to four days. The public can expect main city roads and highways leading into Mandan to be cleared first. A map showing a snow removal schedule can be found on our website at https://www.mortonnd.org/maps.

 

In some areas of the county, snowdrifts are as high as 10 feet. Overpass on and off ramps also have drifts too high for snow plows to remove. Anyone attempting to drive on closed roads or on roads where no travel is advised may be ticketed.

 

Winds are expected to diminish overnight into tomorrow, so highway crews plan to begin snow removal at that time.

 

“While weather conditions may look to be improving at times, it is not this way in the county. There is still no travel advised in Morton County due to zero visibility and heavy snow accumulation,” said Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. “Please do not venture out at this time. We want our highway department to be able to begin removing snow without needing to remove stranded vehicles first.”