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Published December 09, 2013, 05:39 PM

Accidents pile up from slippery roads

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Area snow-plowers and salters aren't the only people having problems with our weather.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Area snow-plowers and salters aren't the only people having problems with our weather.

Drivers are losing the battle with the roads.

Almost 50-vehicles have been involved in some type of accident Monday morning.

Between the 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. stretch, minor accidents piled up on roads in and out of the valley.

Here along Highway 10, towers tell me they responded to several crashes to pull cars out of the ditch.

Jerrett Hoscheid- Ed's Towing: “Just real slippery this morning.”

Countless crashes, nonstop calls...

Hoscheid: “Busy, busy, busy.”

And a whole lot of digging out.

Hoscheid: “It's a good adrenaline rush. You get to get out there and get people out of the ditch and help them out.”

The men of Ed's Towing definitely have their hands full.

Hoscheid: “It's been a little crazy: A few accidents on the bridge, lots of people slipping and sliding into the ditch.”

Or smack-dab into a flood wall, pulling out people who had a rough run with the road on the way to work, and the slippery surface forming on top.

Hoscheid: “They get a little warm from the tires warming up the road and then they freeze again.”

And unless Mother Nature kills the cold switch, she'll back with more accidents tomorrow.

Hoscheid: “It's just really bad out here.”

Highway Patrol tells me about 25 drivers in the Fargo area had problems on highways Monday morning.

On the Minnesota side, they saw about that same number.

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