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Published January 03, 2011, 07:32 AM

Truckers Wait For Interstates to Reopen, Clear Rigs

For hundreds of truckers in South Fargo, it didn't seem to matter how soon roads re-opened after this week’s blizzard. They had even more trouble just getting their rigs free of snow and ice.

For hundreds of truckers in South Fargo, it didn't seem to matter how soon roads re-opened after this week’s blizzard. They had even more trouble just getting their rigs free of snow and ice.

The 5-days of waiting had taken a toll on truck and driver.

“It’s probably one of the worst times, yep,” said trucker Roger Lenz.

Lenz was on his way back from Morris, Minnesota, to Alberta, Canada. Luckily his wife and the family dog were with to keep him company, on what would be a short trip on a good day.

"It’s usually a quick two day trip. You know that's now turning in to about 5 days."

Lenz is just one of about 250 truckers that camped out at a South Fargo truck stop, digging themselves out from piled up snow and ice

Many trucks didn’t even make it on the road for a couple of hours after the interstates reopened.

Some truckers scrambled to get others out, just so they could get their own trucks back on the road.

“People just want to get going... we don't need any more accidents out there. There’s been enough from what we heard," said Lenz.

As roads continue to get cleared up, all these truckers want is out, and a quick and safe trip to their next paycheck.

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