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Published February 04, 2011, 08:45 PM

Freezing Rain Causes Several Car Accidents

Friday morning in the grand forks area, roads were so icy that that the Highway Patrol issued a no-travel advisory for I-29 from Grand Forks north to Canada.

With the warm up- comes the cool down at night and in the early morning hours.

What has melted freezes- making travel difficult.

This morning in the grand forks area, roads were so icy that that the Highway Patrol issued a no-travel advisory for I-29 from Grand Forks north to Canada.

There were more than 15 accidents this morning, including 4 rollovers and 12 people sliding into ditches.

Troopers say there were no injuries.

When temperatures hover around freezing, ice can form on roads, making them very slick. And any precipitation turns to freezing rain.

"If it rains it's going to freeze right away and that's what happened this morning. It froze to the roadway, froze to the vehicles, everything. It was quite think to the point where immediately salt and sand being placed on it didn't work." Sargeant Aaron Hummel said.

Right now the temperature is 36-degrees in the grand forks area.

We aren't expected to get any more freezing rain tonight so that should help keep ice off of roads.

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