Highway Patrol Says Drivers Need to Use Caution When Driving in High Wind

The patrol says that wind gusts of over 60 MPH can push around semi-trailers

FARGO, N.D. — The windy conditions across North Dakota and Minnesota are making travel difficult for drivers.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to travel with care across eastern North Dakota through Friday morning.

The patrol says that if conditions make driving unsafe, they could issue a No Travel Advisory or close roads.

Officials say that drivers should exercise caution when driving in high winds.

“Those wind gusts can definitely catch you off guard and you could lose control of your vehicle.  If you’re pulling a trailer could affect your travel with that, the trailer could start swaying and you could lose control of the vehicle that way,” said Sgt. David Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Whiteout conditions may occur quickly in very light amounts of snow.

For current travel conditions in North Dakota, click here, and for Minnesota, click here.

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