Williams County/Williston Emergency Management

Williams County/Williston Emergency Management This is the official page for Williams County/Williston Emergency Management Department. Our mission is to provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.

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POST / COMMENT REMOVAL POLICY

The official Williams County/Williston Emergency Management page was created to facilitate the exchange of information with the public at large. To promote such exchange, comments from the general public about emergency management are encouraged. Williams County/Williston Emergency Management reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary

Operating as usual

❄☃There is a chance for a few inches of snow across northwestern North Dakota this weekend. ☃❄ Be sure to check the fore...
12/03/2021

❄☃There is a chance for a few inches of snow across northwestern North Dakota this weekend. ☃❄ Be sure to check the forecast and road conditions often! Keep an eye on our local radar as well: https://www.swc.nd.gov/arb/loop.phtml?radar=williston

Accumulating snow is likely across the north through Sunday morning. If you have travel plans, be sure to check the latest forecast and road conditions before going out.

😲 We've been in our new office and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for less than a month and have already provided tra...
12/02/2021

😲 We've been in our new office and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for less than a month and have already provided training space for more than 85 individuals! Thanks to ND Dept of Emergency Services for partnering on some of the classes.

ℹ Over the past few weeks, we've hosted classes such as Wide Area Search and Public Information Basics for law enforcement, emergency services personnel, public communications professionals, and others. Attendees have been from Williams County, but have also traveled from as far east as Fargo and as far west as Miles City, MT.

👍 Training is a crucial part of being able to effectively respond to an emergency. Learn more about training opportunities at https://apps.nd.gov/des/TrainingAndExercise

11/30/2021

Interested in becoming CPR ❤️ certified or need to renew your certification?

Both HeartSaver CPR, AED, & First Aid, and Pediatric HeartSaver CPR, AED, & First Aid will be offered twice this month! In addition, a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course will be offered this ➡️Saturday, December 4!⬅️

Class sizes are limited to 10 people. To register, please call 701.572.3400.

The American Heart Association (AHA) Online Skills Checkoff option is also available for these courses. Individuals can complete the classroom portion online followed by an in-person skills review by WFD personnel (can be scheduled at any time).

Learn more about what to expect in each course at 👉https://cpr.heart.org/en

Questions? Email Lt Chris Mahoney | [email protected]

FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing today at Williston State College in the Art Wood Building from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. See mor...
11/29/2021

FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing today at Williston State College in the Art Wood Building from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. See more details below!

On Monday, November 29, there will be a COVID-19 PCR only drive-up testing event open to anyone comfortable being tested in a drive-up setting, school-aged and older at Williston State College Art Wood Building. Test results will take 3-5 days.
The event will begin at 4:00pm on Monday and vehicles will be allowed to line up along the route starting at 3:30 PM. Testing will go until 5:30 PM or until all test kits have been used. Keep in mind this is a fluid situation and details of the event could change or it could be shortened due to lack of people participating in the testing event.
Vehicles wishing to access the testing are asked to enter from University Avenue, then turn onto Clark Street. Traffic control officers will provide additional guidance. Please turn on your vehicle's 4-way flashers to let traffic control know your intentions of entering the COVID testing line.
Interested in being tested for COVID-19? Pre-register for testing. Everyone being tested must complete the online assessment. Preregistering does not guarantee a test, if you don’t get a confirmation email still come. https://testreg.nd.gov/
To ease traffic flow, we ask the public to avoid the area if possible. Although businesses and residences in the area will remain accessible during the event, we ask that traffic in the area be minimal.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind a...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the holiday weekend:

❄ Check road and weather conditions often if traveling. ND511 is a great source for road condition info!
🍗Be 🔥 smart and pay attention when cooking food. Don't fry a frozen turkey!
🧯If you do fry a (thawed) turkey, have a fire extinguisher nearby and allow for plenty of space.
🚖Arrive alive, don't drink and drive! Call a taxi or a sober friend.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the holiday weekend:

❄ Check road and weather conditions often if traveling. ND511 is a great source for road condition info!
🍗Be 🔥 smart and pay attention when cooking food. Don't fry a frozen turkey!
🧯If you do fry a (thawed) turkey, have a fire extinguisher nearby and allow for plenty of space.
🚖Arrive alive, don't drink and drive! Call a taxi or a sober friend.

This holiday season, Emergency Management is participating in a 🎁First Responder Food & Toy Drive 🎁 in collaboration wit...
11/23/2021

This holiday season, Emergency Management is participating in a 🎁First Responder Food & Toy Drive 🎁 in collaboration with several other agencies statewide. Bring your donations to the Williston Walmart on Saturday, December 11th between 8 am and 6 pm.

This holiday season, Emergency Management is participating in a 🎁First Responder Food & Toy Drive 🎁 in collaboration with several other agencies statewide. Bring your donations to the Williston Walmart on Saturday, December 11th between 8 am and 6 pm.

11/22/2021
Turkey frying fail

🦃REALITY CHECK🦃 Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Make sure it has safely thawed completely!! Don't try this one at home! 🔥

Free COVID-19 testing opportunity before the holidays!
11/22/2021

Free COVID-19 testing opportunity before the holidays!

On Monday, November 22, there will be a COVID-19 PCR only drive-up testing event open to anyone comfortable being tested in a drive-up setting, school-aged and older at Williston State College Art Wood Building. Test results will take 3-5 days.
The event will begin at 4:00pm on Monday and vehicles will be allowed to line up along the route starting at 3:30 PM. Testing will go until 5:30 PM or until all test kits have been used. Keep in mind this is a fluid situation and details of the event could change or it could be shortened due to lack of people participating in the testing event.
Vehicles wishing to access the testing are asked to enter from University Avenue, then turn onto Clark Street. Traffic control officers will provide additional guidance. Please turn on your vehicle's 4-way flashers to let traffic control know your intentions of entering the COVID testing line.
Interested in being tested for COVID-19? Pre-register for testing. Everyone being tested must complete the online assessment. Preregistering does not guarantee a test, if you don’t get a confirmation email still come. https://testreg.nd.gov/
To ease traffic flow, we ask the public to avoid the area if possible. Although businesses and residences in the area will remain accessible during the event, we ask that traffic in the area be minimal.

As our temps start to go down over the next few weeks 🥶, make sure you have an Emergency Supply Kit put together for you...
11/05/2021

As our temps start to go down over the next few weeks 🥶, make sure you have an Emergency Supply Kit put together for your vehicle! Preparation is key! 🗝

It’s that time of year when you should keep an emergency supply kit in your car! You always want to be prepared for winter weather or an emergency road closure.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our posts for Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week! Review safety information on our website: https://www.weather.gov/bis/winter_weather_awareness_main

11/03/2021

Hey Williston! 👋 As an FYI, the Monday community BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screenings offered in partnership with Williams County/Williston Emergency Management and Upper Missouri District Health Unit are being ✋paused at this time due to low participation numbers and other existing testing options.

Citizens are encouraged to utilize the ongoing PCR testing option available through UMDHU, as well as testing options at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston https://www.chistalexiushealth.org/sites/default/files/assets/Williston/Covid_Testing_Options.pdf

Find other testing locations at 👉https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/testing-care/where-get-covid-19-test

In addition to testing, citizens are encouraged to consider the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more at 👉https://bit.ly/WillistonCOVID-19

🔊REMINDER🔊 From October through March, our Outdoor Warning System will sound at 12 pm the first Wednesday of each month!...
11/03/2021

🔊REMINDER🔊 From October through March, our Outdoor Warning System will sound at 12 pm the first Wednesday of each month!

The Williams County outdoor warning system is designed to alert people who are *outdoors* during emergencies.

For more information, visit https://www.williamsnd.com/outdoor-warning-system/

🔊REMINDER🔊 From October through March, our Outdoor Warning System will sound at 12 pm the first Wednesday of each month!

The Williams County outdoor warning system is designed to alert people who are *outdoors* during emergencies.

For more information, visit https://www.williamsnd.com/outdoor-warning-system/

Save this graphic for when you go out on the ice this winter! If you don't know, don't go!
11/02/2021

Save this graphic for when you go out on the ice this winter! If you don't know, don't go!

Ready for ice fishing, ice skating, and other winter activities? Make sure you know how thick the ice is, and stay away from any cracks or melting ice. If you don’t know, don’t go!

10/26/2021

10/26/2021: Work on the railroad crossing on County Road 8 (60th Ste NW) has been completed. County Road 8 is now open!

10/21/2021

UPDATE 10/26/2021 @ 6:30 am: County Road 8 is NOW OPEN. The railroad work has been completed.

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On Monday, October 25, 2021, County Road 8 (60th St NW) will be closed from 9 am to 8 pm in the area of CR 8C (122nd Ave NW) east to CR 15 (119th Ave NW). BNSF will be working on the railroad crossing. Detour signs are in place.

Map of area: https://arcg.is/1vqf0f

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

10/16/2021

10/16/2021 @ 5:45 pm: Effective immediately (5:45 pm CT), restrictions are lifted and all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to their regular road weights.

10/16/2021

Update 10/16/2021 @ 5:45 pm: Effective immediately (5:45 pm CT), restrictions are lifted and all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to their regular road weights.

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Update 10/16/2021 @ 12 pm: Effective at 2 pm CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 105,500 lbs. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

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10/16/2021: Effective at 7 am CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 80,000 lbs. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

There are still openings for this weekend's classes! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming CPR ❤️ certif...
10/14/2021

There are still openings for this weekend's classes! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming CPR ❤️ certified or is up for renewal, call 701.572.3400 to register!

There are still openings for this weekend's classes! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming CPR ❤️ certified or is up for renewal, call 701.572.3400 to register!

The following classes are available this weekend:
❤️HeartSaver CPR, AED, & First Aid | Saturday | $60
❤️Pediatric HeartSaver CPR, AED, & First Aid | Sunday | $60

Additional information and other class dates can be found at 👉 https://bit.ly/WFDCPRcourses

The American Heart Association (AHA) Online Skills Checkoff option is also available for these courses. Individuals can complete the classroom portion online followed by an in-person skills review by WFD personnel (can be scheduled at any time).

Questions? Email Lt Chris Mahoney | [email protected]

10/14/2021

UPDATE 10/16/2021: Effective at 7 am CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 80,000 lbs. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

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UPDATE 10/14/2021 @ 6 pm CT: Effective immediately (6 pm CT), all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 20,000 lbs GVW until further notice due to current precipitation moving throughout the County. Roads will be reevaluated tomorrow, 10/15/2021.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

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10/14/2021: Effective immediately (10 am CT), all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 80,000 lbs due to the recent precipitation received. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

10/13/2021

In true North Dakota fashion (and DejaVu from last year 😒), winter has made an early appearance! ❄️⛄️ And while the snow from this round will disappear soon, now is a good time to review what this means for you in the coming weeks.

👉First and foremost, if you haven’t already, please remove all vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. from the street to assist with future snow removal efforts.

As a reminder, all trailers, boats, campers, etc. found parked on the street in designated ❄️emergency snow routes❄️ are subject to citation. If your vehicle is parked on a snow emergency route during a winter weather event it should be moved immediately.

👉Second, every snowfall is different so we ask for your patience and understanding knowing priorities will vary!

In the event of a major winter event, City of Williston Public Works will plow emergency through streets first, beginning with routes to the hospital and fire stations.

There are approximately 30 avenues and 25 streets that make up Williston’s emergency through streets. Public Works will prioritize highest traffic and population areas first.

Following emergency through streets, Public Works will haul snow from the downtown area, 11th Street, and Million Dollar Way. However, if heavy snow returns, the emergency through streets will become priority once again.

Please be aware, that snow emergency routes will be plowed or hauled after any single snow event with an accumulation of three inches or more.

If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 701.577.6368.

10/13/2021

Update 10/16/2021 @ 5:45 pm: Effective immediately (5:45 pm CT), restrictions are lifted and all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to their regular road weights.
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Update 10/16/2021 @ 12 pm: Effective at 2 pm CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 105,500 lbs. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.
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UPDATE 10/16/2021: Effective at 7 am CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 80,000 lbs. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.
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Update 10/13/2021 @ 3:15 pm CT: Effective at 4 pm CT, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 20,000 lbs GVW until further notice due to the recent precipitation received. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are now void if over the restriction.

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Effective at 3 pm CT today, 10/13/2021, all Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight- maximum gross vehicle weight (GVM) of 105,000 lbs - due to the recent precipitation received. Road conditions will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

All previously issued permits are void if over the restriction.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass for future updates.

Let it snow? ❄ Keep an eye on the weather these next few days!
10/12/2021

Let it snow? ❄ Keep an eye on the weather these next few days!

🚨Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!🚨
10/12/2021

🚨Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!🚨

🚨Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! 🚨 In conjunction with BNSF Railway personnel and Williams County/Williston Emergency Management, Williston Fire Department is conducting a railroad emergency response exercise today, October 12, 2021. 🚈

The public near or at the Williston Amtrak terminal (1 S Main Street) will see a large presence of emergency personnel between 10am and 2pm as they work through the exercise in the rail yard. This exercise will not impact the Amtrak Empire Builder schedule.

Please avoid the area while the exercise is in progress unless traveling on or picking up from Empire Builder. Thank you!

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3300 37th St. W.
Williston, ND
58801

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❄☃There is a chance for a few inches of snow across northwestern North Dakota this weekend. ☃❄ Be sure to check the forecast and road conditions often! Keep an eye on our local radar as well: https://www.swc.nd.gov/arb/loop.phtml?radar=williston
😲 We've been in our new office and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for less than a month and have already provided training space for more than 85 individuals! Thanks to ND Dept of Emergency Services for partnering on some of the classes. ℹ Over the past few weeks, we've hosted classes such as Wide Area Search and Public Information Basics for law enforcement, emergency services personnel, public communications professionals, and others. Attendees have been from Williams County, but have also traveled from as far east as Fargo and as far west as Miles City, MT. 👍 Training is a crucial part of being able to effectively respond to an emergency. Learn more about training opportunities at https://apps.nd.gov/des/TrainingAndExercise
FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing today at Williston State College in the Art Wood Building from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. See more details below!
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as you enjoy the holiday weekend: ❄ Check road and weather conditions often if traveling. ND511 is a great source for road condition info! 🍗Be 🔥 smart and pay attention when cooking food. Don't fry a frozen turkey! 🧯If you do fry a (thawed) turkey, have a fire extinguisher nearby and allow for plenty of space. 🚖Arrive alive, don't drink and drive! Call a taxi or a sober friend.
This holiday season, Emergency Management is participating in a 🎁First Responder Food & Toy Drive 🎁 in collaboration with several other agencies statewide. Bring your donations to the Williston Walmart on Saturday, December 11th between 8 am and 6 pm.
🦃REALITY CHECK🦃 Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Make sure it has safely thawed completely!! Don't try this one at home! 🔥
Free COVID-19 testing opportunity before the holidays!
As our temps start to go down over the next few weeks 🥶, make sure you have an Emergency Supply Kit put together for your vehicle! Preparation is key! 🗝
This week is Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week! Learn more about this winter's outlook in this video from the NWS. ❄ To make sure you are prepared for the season, check out https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
🔊REMINDER🔊 From October through March, our Outdoor Warning System will sound at 12 pm the first Wednesday of each month! The Williams County outdoor warning system is designed to alert people who are *outdoors* during emergencies. For more information, visit https://www.williamsnd.com/outdoor-warning-system/
Save this graphic for when you go out on the ice this winter! If you don't know, don't go!
There are still openings for this weekend's classes! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming CPR ❤️ certified or is up for renewal, call 701.572.3400 to register!