I-94 Bismarck area, looking west (NDDOT weathercam image)

The snow is expected to move out of the area later today and cold air will move in, keeping slippery roads, well, slippery.

KX Meteorologist Amber Wheeler says expect temperatures to fall into the teens and single digits s winds pick up.

Rain and snow overnight and this morning have made roads slippery, travel difficult at best and forced delays to the start of school and the closing of numerous businesses, offices, service centers and events in the KX viewing area.

Comments from motorists on Interstate 94 through the Bismarck-Mandan area report the road has packed ice and snow, with driving speeds Friday morning down to about 45 miles per hour or slower.

I-94 Mandan area, looking west. (NDDOT weathercam image)

Conditions appear to be tougher heading north and east from the Bismarck-Mandan area. The state highway department reports roads are snow-covered and have ice and compacted snow going north toward Minot on Highway 83.

Heading toward Fargo from Bismarck, the highway department reports, essentially, every road east on the state map is snow-covered.

In Minot, Dakota Square Mall says it won’t open until noon due to the snow.

This is a developing story — check back for updates…


Here are some useful resources to get current weather-related information as you plan your day around the snow and ice:

Weather Closings: You’ll find them in several places. Go to the KX News home page and click the “Weather Closings” link in the yellow bar across the top of the home page for an alphabetical list of what’s closed or delayed. You can also find another list of closings at this link.

Weather Alerts: Get the current weather alerts and weather warning for our area and the state. The information is updated on a regular basis, to bring you the most recent information.

Weather Forecasts: If you’re not near your television, go online and check the “One-Minute Forecast” links at the website for the latest in what’s happening and what’s expected. And go over to the weather section of the website for all things weather: Current conditions, the forecast, advisories, watches and warnings — and more.

Road Conditions: The North Dakota Department of Transportation has an excellent web site/web tool to help you understand road conditions throughout the state. At a glance you’ll know which roads are closed, snow covered, where no travel is advised and more. Click the camera icon at the bottom and you’ll see current and nearly current images of North Dakota roads, giving you good visuals of how good or how bad the roads are where you have an interest.