A Travel Alert has been issued for Bismarck, Valley City, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake and surrounding areas.

The alert was issued to let motorists know they should be aware of rapidly changing conditions.

Wind gusts today are as high as 50mph in some areas and that is creating blowing snow and reduced visibility. It is also creating stretches of icy roads and drivers may approach these icy spots unexpectedly.

[ND DOT]