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Published December 24, 2009, 09:45 AM

STORM UPDATE: Snow creating driving problems

FARGO - Snow that fell Wednesday night and this morning has caused many problems for drivers in North Dakota, according to Bruce Nord, a supervisor with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. He said the 5 to 7 inches of snow reported across the southeastern portion of the state was making roads slippery and he said some roads had ice under the snow.

By: Forum staff report, INFORUM

FARGO - Snow that fell Wednesday night and this morning has caused many problems for drivers in North Dakota, according to Bruce Nord, a supervisor with the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

He said the 5 to 7 inches of snow reported across the southeastern portion of the state was making roads slippery and he said some roads had ice under the snow.

Nord said he is concerned about winds rising and said if that happens drivers can expect highways to be shut down.

In Detroit Lakes, Minn., which received about 3 inches of snow overnight, traffic was moving, but motorists were being advised to keep speeds below 50 mph on the highway, said Dennis Redig, maintenance supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Redig said although there was a lull in the storm this morning, crews would continue working to keep the roads as clean as possible before the next round of snow hits.

The National Weather Service said snow totals for the storm, which is expected to wind down on Saturday, could reach 16 to 20 inches in southeast North Dakota and central and southern Minnesota.

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