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Published October 02, 2011, 08:54 AM

Beet Harvest Kicks Off: More Beet Trucks on the Road

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Despite that lockout and plenty of picketers, beet trucks are constantly going in and out of factories.

Despite that lockout and plenty of picketers, beet trucks are constantly going in and out of factories. With today marking the official kick-off to harvest, roads are more dangerous. So what should you do to stay safe?

28th Avenue North turns into one of the busiest streets in Moorhead during Beet Harvest Season. And accidents are all too common. The clay county sheriff's office has a message for drivers.

Bill Bergquist – Clay County Sheriff: “We've had fatal accidents and we really want to get through the season without that happening.”

For law enforcement officials, scenes like this are all too familiar. Starting early this morning, trucks began hauling in countless loads of sugar beets. For every truck that came in, another was already unloaded and ready for its next haul. The trucks will be operating 24-7 for the next few weeks, so drivers need to be cautious, especially at night.

Bill Bergquist – Clay County Sheriff: “We have to understand that this is a very big part of our community and we need to get the sugar beets to the plants so we get them processed. I think as a community we need to help them make that happen.”

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