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Published January 23, 2011, 09:24 PM

Whiteout Conditions Make Interstate Driving Treacherous

Drivers are once again braving this latest round of winter weather. Freezing wind and now snow are making interstates, highways, even roads in town, dangerous.

Drivers are once again braving this latest round of winter weather.

Freezing wind and now snow are making interstates, highways, even roads in town, dangerous.

Nearly 30-mile per hour winds are not helping drivers in these frigid temperatures. The roads are getting very icy. Snow that may have melted before this bitter cold is frozen over by strong winds.

"It hasn't been too bad until now. It's like a white squall. It just started snowing," traveler Riley Morgan said.

"It's the snow, two to three and a half feet of snow that's blowing across and putting drifts in the lanes," Brad Newhouse said.

For the night, Newhouse is calling Grand Forks home.

In this weather, pulling over and spending the night in a hotel sounds like a great idea. Not every driver has that choice.

"I'm trying to keep you people in North Dakota going! I'm bringing in a load of office furniture," trucker Ed Mortensen said.

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