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Snow makes travel messy, but moisture welcome in northern ND

FARGO, N.D. — Winter-like weather could create a few driving hassles over northwestern North Dakota in the next few days, but it’s a welcome nuisance for the dangerously dry conditions.

National Weather Service meteorologist Nathan Heinert says some areas in the northern part of the state could see 3 to 5 inches of snow in the next day or two. Another system is expected to roll through southern North Dakota Wednesday, and more precipitation is expected after that.

Heinert says the moisture is needed and the sooner the vegetation turns green, the better.

Snow and ice covered roads prompted the state Department of Transportation on Monday issued a travel alert for the Williston, Watford City, Stanley, Crosby and New Town areas.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple last week declared a state fire emergency.

In related news, Stats show oil patch highway is most dangerous in state.

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