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Published November 11, 2013, 07:43 PM

Temperatures drop down into the single digits around the valley

The valley experienced its first cold weather snap of the year. Towns throughout the valley dipped into the teens -- and some even dropped into single digit temperatures.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

The valley experienced its first cold weather snap of the year. Towns throughout the valley dipped into the teens -- and some even dropped into single digit temperatures.

Last night Grand Forks hit a low of 10 degrees. Over in Devils Lake they dipped below double digits and settled at 9 degrees. Crookston stayed pretty constant at 16. These cold temperatures serve as a reminder that it's time, if you have a block heater, to plug in your car and keep your tank filled with gas.

We met up with Grand Forks resident Tori Schmitz who woke up to a car that wouldn't start and had to replace the battery.

"Well I went to go start my car, to auto start it, and it didn't start, so then I walked out there and tried to start it and it still wouldn't start, so I called my dad, freaking out, and he came over, he lives in Crookston, so he came over from Crookston to help me and try to jump it and it didn't help it," Tori Schmitz said.

It's also highly recommended for people to care cold weather totes in their car with blankets, flares, and tow cables.

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