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Published March 15, 2013, 09:42 PM

Nasty driving weather hits the Valley

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Blowing snow, ice, and wind continue to make travel on area roads treacherous tonight.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Blowing snow, ice, and wind continue to make travel on area roads treacherous tonight.

Reports of rollovers and cars in the ditch on area highways and interstates have poured in throughout the day. The wind and snow, even freezing rain in some areas have coated this and other area roads with ice.

While no roads are closed right now, authorities are urging people not to travel.

For John Smith, it isn't worth the risk. He stopped at the Fargo Petro station near I-94 to take a break.

John: "Going to Williston, got up here, about a mile or two back up 94 and started slipping and sliding. I said, I'm not playing this game. I'm going to pull over, play it safe."

He was driving for Triple J Transport out of Ohio.

John: "The trailer seems to do what it wants to do when it it wants to do it."

Driving has been difficult all day.

The Minnesota State Patrol closed I-94 from Fergus Falls to Alexandria for a few hours this morning after after a semi jacknifed and several cars went into the ditch.

But conditions remained treacherous, this picture shows a semi facing the wrong way on I-94 near Fergus Falls after it spun out and jackknifed later in the day.

Around the same time, this vehicle rolled over near Harwood, as other cars hit the ditch on roads of solid ice.

Four adults inside were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Marc Mosser/Harwood Fire Chief: "It is hellaciously slippery out here. I guess my advice would be, if you don't have to be out here, don't be out here."

Out at that rollover earlier tonight, the road was so icy it was more like a skating rink.

And as the evening has continued, visibility on these roads has only gotten worse.

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