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Published February 03, 2012, 07:09 PM

Heavy fog slows travel across the tri-state area

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The thick blanket of fog that dropped down across our region made travel difficult for people driving across the tri-state area today. The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting more than a 100 crashes because of the fog and slick roads.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

The thick blanket of fog that dropped down across our region made travel difficult for people driving across the tri-state area today. The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting more than a 100 crashes because of the fog and slick roads.

The cars and trucks simply appeared out of the soupy mess. Heavy fog that blanketed stretches of Interstate 94 and Highway Ten.

Joshua Thill – Eagan, MN: “You’ve got about thirty feet visibility. It’s pretty rough and then the fog started freezing to the roads making it a little slippery too.”

Fog is no stranger to the valley, it's just we are used to it coming in for a visit, then leaving quickly. Many think the fog has worn out its welcome mat.

Jim Trautner – Trucker: “Three days of fog, I have been driving in actually. I get home at night, but the last three days have been foggy and so it gets to be a long week driving in the fog.”

We are not alone; people coming into Fargo-Moorhead from the south and northwest, all faced a morning mystery of fog.

Jim Trautner; “Yeah, and it never lifts! You’d think by this time of the day it’d be gone.”

Along with the fog we had ice crystals which meant the interstates and roads were slippery.

Craig Mozley – Hitterdal, MN: “When I came out of my driveway my car went sideways.”

By mid-day, the fog had lifted enough to show off a bit. Trees drenched in frost finally got a day to brag about their branches; a snowless winter now boasting crystals and frost.

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