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Slick Roads Keep Troopers Busy

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The past three days of roller coaster temperatures have led many drivers onto dangerously icy roads.
Troopers across Minnesota and North Dakota have seen the worst of it. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow tweeted about 38 crashes in northwest and central Minnesota. Of those, he said 27 were rollovers and more than 20 involved semi-trailers.
Just on the eastern half of North Dakota, the Highway Patrol says there were 24 rollovers between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, including the crash Wednesday that killed the Nadeau sisters.
But, the Highway Patrol says a seatbelt could have saved their lives. In fact, out of those 24 accidents the only two crashes where people weren't wearing seatbelts resulted in serious injury or death.
"Regardless of your driving skills, we understand that not everyone's the greatest driver but there are things you can do to prevent being a statistic," Sergeant Troy Hischer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
Troopers say drivers can expect the same conditions on the road each morning until we stay above freezing.


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