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Published February 10, 2013, 10:46 PM

Drivers try to push their luck and drive in the conditions

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The valley has virtually, been shut down. Once the mall closed in mid-afternoon most businesses followed suit.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The valley has virtually, been shut down. Once the mall closed in mid-afternoon most businesses followed suit.

But some drivers are pushing their luck and taking to the roads anyway.

Even hours into this blizzard and winds whipping this snow sideways, people are still out on the roads. But not without a struggle.

Drivers are stuck on stubborn, snow packed roads and near-zero visibility isn't stopping them from getting behind the wheel.

Britni Borns: "Did you drive here today? Yes."

Britni has a pretty good excuse. She's from Watertown, South Dakota, and literally can't make it home. So she's stocking up.

Britni Borns: "we had to go get some food and get a few things so we can stay in for the night."

Take a look at this jam-packed parking lot.

Jeff Nelson: "Just had to get a few supplies for the rest of the storm."

But what about those "no travel advisories issued in both Minnesota and North Dakota?

Jeff Nelson: "Oh they're not too bad. I mean, I have an all-wheel drive vehicle. So, just drive a little bit careful."

Bret agrees the streets are nothing to mess with.

Bret Jacobs/Driver: "Two wheel drive is not really good, especially rear-wheel. Can't really get anywhere in this."

He's heading out anyway but promises to be back soon, as long as he doesn't get stuck.

As a reminder, no travel advisories are very serious. And when there are highway closures, it is illegal to travel in those areas. Stay in and stay safe.

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