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i [ .................... DECEMBER 19, 2012 Download smartphone app now for winter travel safety FARGO, ND.- Now is the time to download the Winter Survival Kit slnartphone app in addition to gath- ering a winter survival kit for your vehicles. The Winter Survival Kit app froln the North Dakota State University Extension Service can help mo- torists stuck in winter weather. It can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe win- ter weather conditions, says Bob Bertsch, NDSU Agriculture Communication Web technology specialist. The app is available free for Android and iOS systems. "Our app will help you find your current location, call 91 I, noti your friends and family, calculate how long you can run your engine to keep wann and stay sat from carbon monoxide poisoning," Bertsch says. "You can use the Winter Survival Kit app to store important phone and policy numbers tbr in- surance or roadside as- sistance. You also can designate emergency contacts you want to alert when you become stranded." If you become strand- ed, the Winter Survival Kit app will help you de- termine your geograph- ic location and contact emergency services. The ! or app s as calculator will help you estimate how long you can run your engine on your remain- THE PRESS PAGE 7 EGF out shoots GPR Safe driving: Wll=lt's the 511? road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists who drive past a road clo- sure device may be fined. No Travel Advisories- Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel Snow plows may be pulled from the roads during severe condi- tions. Motorists should take NO TRAVEL ADVISED seriously as those motorists who choose to travel at their own risk may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach them safely. A NO TRAVEL ADVISED has the potential to change to a ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED if conditions deteriorate Travel Alerts - Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly, or cause travel delays. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate. Remember, to be prepared this winter, know before you go. Check weather and road conditions before traveling. The best place to access cur- rent road conditions is by calling 511 or going to the NDDOT's Travel In- formation Map at wax.dot.nd.gov. BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wants you to be prepared for travel this season by checking road conditions before you go. NDDOT cunently offers two easy ways to find the latest road conditions; calling 511 from any phone and by checking the Travel Inforlnation Map at www.dot nd L, ov "'The Travel Intbnnation Map and 511 system m'e the best place to access road condition information across the state." said Brandon Beise, NDDOT Maintenance Division. "We have added more cameras and streaming video to the Travel Map to allow you see the actual weather and road con- ditions." Motorists calling into 51 l can sim- ply choose their route, location and di- rection of the desired roadway seg- ment through touch-tone or voice activation. With frequently changing weatheh motorists need to check con- ditions often and pay special atten- tion to ensure safe travel, snow pack. The NDDOT also releases infor- mation to the public about road con- ditions on state highways There are three categories you should familiar- ize yourself with: Roads are closed- Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions. The NDSU Extension Serv- ice infomaation on how to put together a physi- cal winter survival kit, prepare your vehicle for winter cMving and stay safe when stranded in a storm or stuck in snow. The app was devel- oped by Myriad De- vices, a company found- ed by students and fac- ulty in the NDSU Elec- trical and Computer En- gineering Department and College of Busi- ness. The NDSU Ex- tension Service provid- ed design and content in- put, and funded the proj- ect with a U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture Na- tional Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Smith-Lever Special Needs grant. Learn more about the apps at http://www.ag. ndsu.edu/extension/ apps. Photo: Larry Biri Grafton-Park River Spoiler goalie Zach Nelson draws a bead on this EGF shot. Spoilers fell to the Green Wave 6-2 in Grafton. ing fuel. The Winter Survival Kit app will alert you every 30 minutes to re- mind you to turn off your vehicle's enNne pe- iiodically and check the exhaust pipe for snow buildup. These alerts are critical in helping you avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, Bertsch says. The Winter Survival Kit app also provides Spray Ta Wo will be closlld:  Dec- 24 Christmas Eve i Dec. 25 Christma: Day It is with deep appreciation we tl ank all of our customers for your patronage f the J.Mart Grocery Store and the J-Mart Carpet Store. Thank you for your support ol our local, smalltown'famllybusi":::;aHapPy, i We wish you, our customers, will Healthy, Safe, and Prospero us 2012. Thank r i  i Yo u ! Pisek, N. Dak. -' 284-6004 J : PLEASE JOIN US .,,o,o.,.,,,o,,o,,o,,,oo.,.,,,,,, .... .,, .... ,o,.,. December 17-21st Park River OSJice 110 4th Street East 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mayuille Office 112 Main Street West 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stop in and enjoy cookies, cider and coffee! E i Bring in any old pair of glasses before the New Year and receive 30%0ff Your next pair of glasses *offer expires January 31' *Some restrictions do apply* Peace on ';. Goodwill Men 4L. ' .......... f 1 :m., Midgarden Family Clinic ' *", sA son , t  ELEEnIIE LT,?. will be open Christmas Eve until ', 7"-- PA=KRw'R'CAw'I'LANGDO'&M'o ' noon and reopening on Dec. 26. Closed New Year's Day