Travel troubles in the Valley

Published: Dec. 26, 2019 at 9:19 PM CST
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Travelers all over the country are making that last minute dash to get back home after the holidays, and people in the Valley are no exception.

"We went up to International Falls, Minnesota to visit my grandmother, their great-grandmother," Bismarck mom Doni Irish says. "My mom was there, we had some other family. It's about an eight-hour drive from Bismarck."

Holiday travel has been anything but smooth after frost and snow coated the roads Christmas day.

"Coming home, starting this morning at 10:30, they were a little sketchy," Irish says.

Experts say congestion will be lighter than normal this year, with people extending their time off.

But they say, it could cause travel this weekend to double, even triple.

With another storm heading for the Valley, it could spell trouble.

"You'll get heavy snow and you'll get blowing snow," Storm Team Meteorologist Nathan Hopper says. "That blowing snow could blow across the roadways and make some slippery roads. Some officials in the area may actually close roadways."

Hopper says the heaviest snowfall is expected to arrive in the overnight hours Saturday and last through Sunday.

It's going to be impacting areas like Jamestown, Fargo and Sisseton.

Keep checking your Valley News Live storm team weather app, so you can keep up with the weather anytime, anywhere.

You'll get the latest forecasts and conditions, so you can plan your day.

Just search VNL weather in the app store and download it for free.