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Ignoring No Travel Advised warnings, puts everyone in danger

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No travel is advised for many parts of the region Monday. But even with an alert that is meant to keep you safe, some still decide to hit the roads in dangerous conditions. That's causing problems for not just drivers, but law enforcement as well.

If you think something is wrong with your television set, think again. This is the view along Minnesota's Interstate 94, near Moorhead. Sergeant Jesse Grabow says he's not shocked to see people on the road in zero visibility conditions. "It's not good. There's nothing worst then to be out here," says Sgt.. Grabow with the Minnesota State Patrol. Sgt.. Grabow says people who decide to drive when no travel is advised puts not only themselves, but law enforcement in danger. Jerry Waller says he didn't realize how bad the driving conditions were.

"I think we should've stayed home," says Waller, who was driving on the Interstate from Glyndon. Sgt.. Grabow says that's the biggest mistake he sees with drivers. At first they think the roads are ok because it's nice in town but once you get out to the interstate, this is a whole different story. "You have to literally slow down," says Grabow.

 At a gas station just off I-94, Will Laher says he has never experienced such bad conditions on the interstate. For Sgt.. Grabow, he says the one thing people need to remember, is to put safety before schedule.

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