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Published November 25, 2010, 08:49 AM

Icy Roads Lead to a Few Area Accidents, No Serious Injuries

Icy roads are to blame for two rollovers in the area, but resulted in no serious injuries. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution as many roads are icy.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports,

Icy roads are to blame for a few accident in the area, including two rollovers, all resulting in no serious injuries.

One rollover in Roseau county left three people with non life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota Highway Patrol says Bruce Shaugabay, 28, or Warroad was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Highway 11 near mile marker 59 when the vehicle lost control and rolled, coming to rest on its roof.

Also in the vehicle were a minor and Andrew Hipwell, 30. The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Another rollover near McIntosh, MN left Gene Irelan, 23, with a damaged vehicle, but no apparent injury. Irelan, of Fosston, ND, lost control of his 1993 Buick LeSabre on an icy Highway 2 near mile marker 61 shortly before midnight Wednesday.

Jami Burdick, 32, of Bemidji was driving eastbound on Highway 2 near mile marker 120 and lost control of a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville. Burdick then ran off the road and struck a tree. The Highway Patrol says Burdick had no apparent injuries.

Jane Johnson, 17, of Bemidji, was driving west on Highway 2, merging onto Highway 71, when he 1995 Subaru Legacy left the road, hit a road sign, and came to rest in the ditch. Johnson was not injured according to the Highway Patrol. The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Roads were icy at the time.

Drivers are urged to use caution, as roads are reported as icy in spots.

For the latest road reports, call 511, or check the road conditions websites listed below:

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