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Published January 03, 2014, 05:34 PM

Driving conditions worsen

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - No travel is advised in Griggs, Stutsman and all of Northeastern North Dakota Friday night.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - No travel is advised in Griggs, Stutsman and all of Northeastern North Dakota Friday night.

It's been a busy day for troopers in the metro as dozens of cars have been sliding and rolling into ditches.

Things are only getting worse, and they say people need to slow down.

Fortunately, there haven't been any serious injuries from these accidents Friday, but troopers say most of them have been easily preventable.

Looks can be deceiving. Even with no snow falling and warmer temperatures, many cars ended up in the ditch.

Minnesota State Trooper Jesse Grabow says people have been driving too fast for the spotty roads, and need to constantly reevaluate the situation.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow: "That's what driving is all about. It's such a huge responsibility and winter driving here in the valley is no exception. It's just one of those things where you've really got to be on your toes and prepared for anything."

As the night wears on, things are only going to get worse. Expect icy roads, high wind, and zero visibility.

Give yourself extra time if you have to travel, stay off the cruise control and bring a survival kit.

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