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  They're bracing for the worst of it in the northern valley. However, it appears you'll be able to hit the road and make it to your destination Tuesday evening.

  This morning, Grand Forks city street crews were making quick work of nearly 3-inches of snow that had fallen here. But, with another six to eight-inches in the forecast, along with high winds…  the decision is still out on how long plows will stay on the streets.

Mark Aubol, GF City Streets: "If it's a blizzard, yeah, stay home. It's the best thing to do. We'll work with it. As soon as visibility is good enough… we'll work the interior of town, where we can see. But, we won't go out to the outskirts."

  …Truckers pulling into Grand Forks say Interstate-29 between Fargo and Grand Forks is in fair driving condition with just a few icy spots. However, one trucker, who just made the trip from southwestern Minnesota says it was a nightmare down there.

Reporter: "Did you see a lot of accidents?"

Tim Glammeier, Trucker: "There was a lot of them. It caught a lot of people… because even the highway department couldn't sand. They were sliding all over heck."

   And out on Highway Two going west and east of Grand Forks, you'll also run into icy spots, especially in sheltered areas where wet snow stuck to the roads.

   At his hour, just before sunset… it certainly does not feels like the calm, before the storm with wind gusts as high as 20-mile per hour across the northern valley. But, it appears you'll be able to get where you need to go tonight. Snow isn't expected to start rolling through the northern valley, until 12 a.m. Wednesday.

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