North Dakota Highway Patrol: High Winds Affect Travel

News Release

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care today and tomorrow. High winds are expected across the state, while winter storm conditions are possible in eastern North Dakota.

During inclement weather, high-profile, long-load type, and permitted over dimensional vehicles have restricted travel. North Dakota law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.

Federal regulations direct the operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) to reduce speeds when hazardous conditions such as snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust or smoke adversely affect visibility or traction. These same regulations direct CMV drivers to cease operations altogether if conditions become sufficiently dangerous, such as during a no travel advisory.

For more information, visit nd.gov/ndhp or contact the NDHP Motor Carrier Division at 701-328-5128.

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