Wind and cold follows ice into the regionFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The winter storm looks like it'll dump the lower end of projected numbers for snow fall, but it doesn't take away from the danger out there tonight. We're still dealing with extreme cold, wind chills reaching the negative 20s, and roads are slick.
By: Todd Kurtz, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The winter storm looks like it'll dump the lower end of projected numbers for snow fall, but it doesn't take away from the danger out there tonight. We're still dealing with extreme cold, wind chills reaching the negative 20s, and roads are slick.
It's like night & day from just a couple of hours ago. The wind is up and it’s cold enough where you can feel the skin on your face tightening up. State troopers say it's possible to get around town right now, but not recommended.
Scott King – ND State Trooper: "This is definitely not a typical Friday the word has been out for 3 days that a storm is coming and people are listening."
Trooper Scott King says you can get around, but it's slick and only gets worse the farther outside of town you get.
Scott King: "I've been out of town a couple of times and they're glare ice out there."
And it will be icy in the morning. DOT workers say they'll spend the overnight shift working on roads in and around Fargo and West Fargo. They say it's too dangerous to send trucks farther than that during the overnight shift.
Scott King: "We got a lot more snow coming and the winds are supposed to increase so if you don't have to go out, stay home."
Meanwhile, we do have some pictures of the danger out there. A semi rolled at mile marker 29, on I/94 in Minnesota. It was carrying 9, high end, show cars. Also, a car slid off I-94 near Moorhead, taking out the exit 6 sign. There were no injuries in either crash.
The interstates are open right now and troopers say it looks like it'll stay that way, in our area at least. Again, travel is not advised. You would not want to be stuck in the ditch in this weather.