As the weather worsens throughout the day, the employees of the North Dakota Department of Transportation are hard at work attempting to keep the roads as safe as possible.
For those driving today will not have to look far to find a sand truck clearing the road.
If you decide to tackle the roads today, you won't have to look far to find a sand truck clearing the road.
The Department of Transportation deploys 45 trucks covering eight outlying sections surrounding areas of Minot.
11 of those trucks cover specifically Minot.
In weather situations like today, DOT drivers may put in upwards of 16 hours a day.
Drivers of the trucks started clearing the roads as early as last night in order to stay ahead of the coming weather.
One DOT official assures everybody all available man power will be used to keep the roads clear.
(Bob Allen, Assistant District Engineer, NDDOT) We had people working overnight in the Minot area here. We got the freezing drizzle last night and started taking care of some of that right away. The rest of the guys came in early to take care of that, so they're all out there."
Allen is hoping by tomorrow afternoon the trucks will not be needed but adds it depends on the weather and the area.