Mayday in May: Snow leads to travel alert in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Snow in May in North Dakota is not all that unusual — and not all that much fun for some.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation on Saturday issued a travel alert for southwestern North Dakota for blowing snow. The DOT is reporting slippery road conditions and reduced visibility in Dickinson, Beach, Richardton and surrounding areas.

DOT spokeswoman Peggy Anderson says there were two travel alerts issued because of wintry weather in May of 2015, one for the south central part of the state and one for the north central region.

Melrene Carlson, cashier at the County Line Truck Stop north of Dickinson, said the snow "is really coming down" and her customers have reported numerous accidents.

Carlson was taking the weather in stride because "after all, it's spring in North Dakota."