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Published January 06, 2014, 09:52 PM

Troopers starting to get frustrated with number of accidents they are responding to

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was another slick day outside, but many people don't seem to be getting the message to slow down. Troopers are starting to get frustrated with the high number of accidents they've been responding to.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was another slick day outside, but many people don't seem to be getting the message to slow down.

Troopers are starting to get frustrated with the high number of accidents they've been responding to.

It usually takes some time for us to get our winter driving legs on and sure, it's icy out; but we have been dealing with icy roads for months now.

Here in the metro area Monday, there were 23 crashes on the interstates by three p.m.

Four resulted in injuries; it was so busy, the highway patrol called in troopers from Valley City and Oakes to help handle calls in the Fargo area.

Sergeant Troy Hischer says they've been working long days and hope people will start to be more careful.

Sergeant Troy Hischer/North Dakota Higway Patrol: "They should be prepared and be alert right now. I mean, we're January. A lot of these crashes are preventable, they all are. In all of them, the drivers are making an error trying to pass or making lane changes. So, it's very hazardous out there."

It is too cold right now for the salt brine on the roads to work, which may be why the roads are so icy; Hischer says people just need to be more careful, and stresses to lay off the cruise control.

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