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Published February 20, 2012, 06:56 PM

Driving conditions continue to worsen as night falls in metro area

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - This snowy weather is making for miserable driving conditions in Fargo-Moorhead. This thick, wet, heavy snow is causing cars, trucks, and busses to slide everywhere as there have been several accident reports during this evening commute home. Roads are only supposed to worsen as temperatures dip and slush turns to ice.

This snowy weather is making for miserable driving conditions in Fargo-Moorhead. This thick, wet, heavy snow is causing cars, trucks, and busses to slide everywhere as there have been several accident reports during this evening commute home. Roads are only supposed to worsen as temperatures dip and slush turns to ice.

The snowy conditions are responsible for several accidents in the Fargo-Moorhead area, including this one on 17th avenue north and 7th street. This truck rear-ended a school bus. There are no reports of any injuries.

Vehicles have been sliding into ditches along the interstate as well. Interstate speeds have slowed to around 40 miles-per-hour. There have also been at least three reports of semi-truck accidents.

Daryl Ritchison – StormTRACKER Meteorologist: “Think of it as you are just spinning in water, so there’s an icy later that makes you slip and the combination, so it's an ice/water mixture. Temperatures around 32 you tend to get more accidents.”

Cities have been salting and sanding streets all afternoon. Plows will begin running shortly after seven. The DOT will keep three plows running all night in the metro area. For the latest weather and road conditions stay tuned to our website or dial 511.

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