GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Forecasters say blizzard-like conditions are creating hazardous travel conditions in the Red River Valley, especially in areas with open fields.

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says falling and blowing snow with gusts of 40 mph have some sheriff's deputies reporting near zero visibility. Snow will gradually end across southeastern North Dakota and west central Minnesota Monday morning.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a no travel advisory on state and federal highways in Clay, Big Stone, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin Counties in west central Minnesota due to high winds and blowing snow.

The Sheriff's Department in Douglas County is also advising no travel in that area.

 A blizzard warning was posted for Norman County, Minnesota and Steele and Traill counties in North Dakota and for northeastern South Dakota.

The weather service says the snow and wind are accompanied by dangerous winds chills of 30 to 40 degrees below zero.