City of Minot Police Chief John Klug is recommending that residents in Minot travel within the city only if absolutely necessary due to the ongoing snow storm.

“With the amount of snow in the forecast, travel is going to quickly become hazardous within city limits,” Klug said. “We are asking residents to stay home and only travel in Minot if it’s absolutely necessary. We want to make sure our emergency crews have the access they need, and keeping as many vehicles off the streets as possible will help first responders do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

If residents have to travel in the city, please remember these tips:

Leave early to give yourself additional time to safely reach your destination

Drive cautiously and be alert to changing weather and road condition

Leave enough room between your vehicle and others so you can safely stop

Make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas, and you have an ice scraper and an emergency survival kit in your vehicle

City of Minot snow removal policy is to focus on snow routes and major roadways during snow events until the snowfall concludes, then move into residential neighborhoods. Street Department employees are working around the clock and will continue until city streets have been cleared.

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