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Published January 11, 2013, 06:43 PM

Slick roads have crews working overtime

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Roads all over the valley are some of the slickest they've been all season, and are thought to only get worse. Public works employees and tow truck services have been working overtime, trying to keep them as safe as possible.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Roads all over the valley are some of the slickest they've been all season, and are thought to only get worse. Public works employees and tow truck services have been working overtime, trying to keep them as safe as possible.

Fargo Public Works is out in full force, and has been since last night.

Matt Fredrickson – Fargo Public Works: "Just putting down salt right now."

They’re tackling what they believe to be the worst winter weather yet.

Matt Fredrickson: "This weekend is coming up and we're staring down a storm."

Matt Fredrickson has been driving all day, spreading salt, sand and ice brine on slick city streets.

Matt Fredrickson: "We're all ready to go, got equipment all ready to go, plows all checked out."

Ready after a slow season so far, meaning less work, and ultimately less pay.

Matt Fredrickson: "Wouldn't hurt the pocketbook I guess, would be nice to get a few hours"

He says no matter what falls down, be it snow, sleet, or rain, he'll be up and at it all weekend.

Matt Fredrickson: "There's really nothing we can't handle, I'd rather have snow than freezing rain."

Rain is turning to ice on the roadways, resulting in calls coming in quickly for tow truck drivers.

Nick Grossman – Ed’s Towing Owner: "So far with slick roads, yeah this is the busiest day so far"

Like Fredrickson, Nick Grossman is preparing for a long weekend.

Nick Grossman: "With wind coming up now and temperatures dropping, it's just going to get worse"

Meaning more drivers stuck in the ditch, with Grossman offering the only way out.

Nick Grossman: "If they slow down, they'll make it to their destination, but I advise if you don't have to go out, don't go out."

If you do go out, stay safe.

Both Ed's Towing and Fargo Public Works are fully staffed through the weekend.

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