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Snow Causing Dangerous Conditions On Roadways

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The snow that's been passing through the Valley has caused some problems on the roads tonight. There have been some crashes and people in the ditch.

Driving was difficult at times when the snow was coming down and causing slushy and slippery roads. In Fargo, the snow on the roads have melted, but up in the northern end of the Valley in the Devil's Lake area, the driving conditions have been worse.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says throughout the Red River Valley, they've had around a dozen minor*crashes, and no one has been seriously hurt tonight. But as we get later into the night, the temperature is dropping and giving more potential for all the melted snow to form ice on the roads.

While some drivers had a tough time tonight, we found some people who were enjoying it, and taking advantage of one of the Valley's first snows of the season by sledding.

Adam Pogreba of Mapleton says, "We saw the snow coming down pretty good, then it stopped, and these guys got everything ready to go sledding for the first time this year. There they are, having fun!"

If you are planning on being out tonight and tomorrow morning, keep in mind that the roads have potential to be icy from all the snow melting and then freezing. So take it easy, slow it down and be safe out there.

A travel alert for all of North Dakota, except the south western part is in place until Saturday morning. That means there is potential for dangerous driving conditions.

Here are links to road condition maps in North Dakota and Minnesota:

North Dakota: http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/

Minnesota: http://511mn.org/default.asp?display=all&area=statewide&date=&textOnly=False

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