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Roads remain icy in southwest ND, but few accidents reported

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The Dickinson Press
Roads remain icy in southwest ND, but few accidents reported
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

Southwest North Dakotans have apparently weathered another storm without much harm.

The North Dakota Highway Department and the Bowman County Sheriff's Office said while visibility and icy roads made driving conditions hazardous Sunday evening through early Monday morning, few accidents were reported -- most were vehicles that drove the ditch -- and there were no reported injuries.

"The calls for service were lower than expected," said Sgt. Dan Haugen of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The sheriff's offices in both Bowman and Slope counties issued no-travel advisories on Sunday night because of blowing and drifting snow that was creating icy conditions and reduced visibility.

"That's why I put the no-travel on," Bowman County Sheriff Rory Teigen said. "It was nasty for a while."

Haugen said Monday's driving conditions were "pretty good" along most southwest North Dakota roads, though he said there was scattered snow drifts and ice on the Interstate 94 passing lanes.

The National Weather Service reported the wind chill was minus-8 degrees with wind gusts up to 30 mph at Dickinson's Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport at 11 a.m.

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