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Published January 24, 2014, 10:20 PM

Icy roads cause number of accidents around Fargo - Moorhead Friday

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Glare ice caused a cluster of accidents along Highway 10 Friday night, including six rollovers and a few injuries, and it all happened in a matter of minutes. It warmed up today but as the temperature started to hover around freezing this evening; things became very slick very fast.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Glare ice caused a cluster of accidents along Highway 10 Friday night, including six rollovers and a few injuries, and it all happened in a matter of minutes.

It warmed up today but as the temperature started to hover around freezing this evening; things became very slick very fast.

Being a Friday, roads were busier than normal and it all became a recipe for disaster.

In a matter of just 20 minutes several cars spun out of control on an icy stretch of Highway 10.

Glare ice came seemingly out of nowhere around four o'clock rolling about six vehicles between Glyndon and Hawley, and sending others into the ditch.

That didn't take long but it took hours to get each scene cleared backing up eastbound traffic.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow/Minnesota State Patrol: "Took a while to get enough tow trucks, enough resources, law enforcement to be able to do what we do. Respond, take the information, get them out of the ditch and get everybody home safely."

This rollover just three miles west of Hawley involved five people, including three young children.

A man was ejected and taken to a hospital in Fargo with non-life threatening injuries.

Two people in this accident also had minor injuries; troopers say the warm afternoon may have given people a false sense of security.

Grabow: "Even with these warmer temps, you start getting a little of that spring fever, you have got to remember it's still winter and driving in the Red River Valley can be challenging at times."

We saw three accidents within a few miles of each other Friday night; troopers say plan ahead, slow down, and buckle up if you're traveling.

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