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Northern Valley Covered in Ice

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  The day started out slick in the Northern Valley. Grand Forks driveways, sidewalks and highways all over the region are covered in ice.

  The problems started very early in the morning with a freezing rain. By five a.m., it was very tricky driving  Highway 2 east and west of Grand Forks.

  The freezing rain also covered driveways and sidewalks with glare ice. Students making their way to class at UND today had to choose their steps carefully.

  Altru Hospital's emergency room saw a handful of folks with minor injuries after they slipped on the ice.

  The good news is that drivers were slowing down, and at least this morning, no reports of any major accidents in the northern valley.

  This truck driver just pulled into Grand Forks from South Dakota.

Keith Lischka, trucker:  "Slick."

Reporter: "It was slick all the way between Fargo and Grand Forks?"

Lischka: "Yeah… more or less sleet and rain."

Reporter: "See any cars in the ditch?"

Lischa: "No. There was no cars in the ditch."

Trooper Aaron Hummel: "We didn't have any crashes this morning in the immediate Grand Forks area. There were some cars in the ditch last night that were taken care of."

Reporter: "Folks are slowing down?"

Hummel: "They are slowing down. They're doing a great job for us this morning."

  And now, late today, it appears it could be a very long night. The wind is picking up and blizzard conditions are still forecast to roll through Grand Forks into northwestern Minnesota late tonight.

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