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Published January 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

Winter weather doesn't stop some drivers from getting things done

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- This weather is wreaking havoc on some people's weekend plans.

By: Kayla Strayer, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- This weather is wreaking havoc on some people's weekend plans.

Temperatures hovering around zero combined with 35 mile per hour winds, can make any small task a lot harder. Winter storms don't stop these drivers from getting things done even on the weekend.

Derek Stoneburg/driver: "Traveling from Fargo to Rugby North Dakota."

Herbert Crawford/driver: I'm checking on my horses to make sure that they're fine. And we're headed back home now.

But drivers say strong winds and poor visibility make it harder to go about their day.

Herbert: "In places it's getting a little rough. In the open areas it's getting hard visibility."

Joe Vickers/driver: "Came from Fargo...High winds."

Derek: "Coming up north on 29 was pretty good, but windy. Got a couple of spots of whiteout."

Even with no new snowfall, these high winds can mean chaos on the interstate. Travelers say to use common sense...and slow down.

Joe: "Slow down, take your time, be careful. You know it's just common sense."

Derek: "Just drive slow and be safe and cautious. Seems like you got to worry about everybody around you more than you got to worry about yourself."

Herbert: "Just drive cautiously and drive like you know what you're doing."

And with winter storm season in full swing, many drivers don't leave home without a survival kit.

Derek: "Just make sure I got all the winter survival stuff in my car."

For tech-savvy travelers, NDSU offers a free winter survival kit app, which helps you determine your location and contact emergency services.

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