Icy, snow covered roads being reported around the Valley Tuesday morning

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) Officials are reminding people to slow down and plan for some extra time getting to work or school Tuesday morning after the first significant snowfall of the season has left roads icy, and snow covered.

Plow crews have been working through the night to clear roads but some areas are still treacherous. Police in Fargo have responded to dozens of crashes since the storm started and say all were caused by drivers going too fast for the conditions. Hundreds of crashes have been reported by the Minnesota State Patrol, including 2 fatalities.

Valley News Live Traffic Reporter Al Aamodt has been watching roads in the Fargo area Tuesday morning and reports that the biggest problem is slush. He says it's creating very slippery conditions on roads, especially at intersections and on highway ramps.

The Valley Today's Kristi Larson has been checking out roads in the southern Valley Tuesday morning where more snow fell. She also reports issues on entrance and exit ramps and says that the left passing lane remains snow covered in most areas.

StormTeam Meteorologist Lisa Green says periods of light to moderate snow will persist through the day.