UPDATE: No-travel advisory issued for Fargo, Grand Forks, south central ND

FARGO — State transportation officials issued a no-travel advisory Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, for portions of eastern North Dakota due to heavy snow and blowing snow creating near-zero visibility and dangerous driving conditions.

Cities included in the no-travel advisory are Fargo, Grand Forks, Casselton, Hillsboro, Jamestown, Valley City, Ashley, Cooperstown Ellendale, and surrounding areas, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A travel alert remains in effect for northeast North Dakota in Drayton, Pembina, and Lisbon, and in southeast North Dakota in Gwinner, Wahpeton, Cavalier and surrounding areas, due to snow and blowing snow creating reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

A no-travel advisory means motorists shouldn't travel in these areas, and a travel alert warns drivers of the potential for changing conditions.

Watch the WDAY StormTRACKER video below for the forecast through Thursday night.