- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Strong winds, reduced visibility and icy roads are expected to make driving hazardous eastern North Dakota.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol on Sunday issued travel alerts for the northeast and southeast parts of the state. Officials say motorists in Grand Forks, Cavalier, Drayton and Graton should not travel.

Drivers in communities including Fargo, Casselton and Devil’s Lake and the surrounding areas are urged to use extra caution.

A blizzard warning is out for parts of northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota until 6 a.m. Sunday. Winds could gust up to 50 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Red River Valley, from Grand Forks to Fargo. Snow is expected to continue into Sunday night.

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