Weather Forecast


2-vehicle collision kills 1 in Ward County

Dickinson residents woke up Friday to temperatures in the high 20s and a mix of sleet and rain, providing more proof that winter is on its way.

Although there were no serious injuries reported after a handful of hiccups on roadways outside of Dickinson, Stark County avoided the worst of the icy road conditions statewide.

A 51-year-old male was killed as the result of a two-vehicle collision in Ward County, southeast of Minot, at around 11 a.m. Friday morning, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The man was a passenger in a 1991 Chevrolet van that collided with a 2011 Dodge pickup.

At about the same time, the North Dakota Department of Transportation issued a no-travel advisory from parts of central North Dakota, which included Williams, Divide and McKenzie counties. A travel alert was issued for Bismarck and surrounding areas as slush and snow on roadways turned to ice.

Locally, the Stark County Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle roll-over Friday on Highway 10 about five miles east of Dickinson and the HP reported two cars going off the road south of Dickinson on Highway 22 during the morning commute.

"Fortunately, we didn't anything too serious," said HP Sgt. Steve Fischer. "We had a couple minor injuries. The roads were icy and slushy early in the day, but we just had water on the surface in the Dickinson area as the day went on."

Fischer said there was one minor accident on Interstate 94 east of Dickinson.

"We're heading into the winter driving season, so we'd like to remind motorists to remember to slow down and plan their trips when there are weather concerns," Fischer said. "We're big on people winter survival kits and, if you're going on a longer trip, let friends or family know where you're going for safety reasons."

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the NDDOT was reporting slushy driving conditions on I-94 east and west of Dickinson with some areas of scattered ice.

Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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