Slick roads cause mishapsNumerous vehicles slid into the ditch between Wednesday night and Thursday morning due to slippery road conditions, but no injuries were reported.
Numerous vehicles slid into the ditch between Wednesday night and Thursday morning due to slippery road conditions, but no injuries were reported.
“This morning now that the sun has come out it has melted the frost on the Interstate but the north and south roads are still slippery due to blowing snow sticking to the roads forming ice and slush,” North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Haugen said Thursday.
Highway 85 was so slippery that a semi that had jackknifed south of Belfield could not be moved until Thursday morning, Haugen said. He added four vehicles also slid into the ditch undamaged on Highway 8 and Interstate 94.
Some vehicles also rolled.
Rodney Kostelecky, owner of R&R Auto, Farm and Electric in Dickinson, said Highway 22 was fairly treacherous Thursday morning when he was called to tow a vehicle that had rolled over.
“It was fairly easy to get them out,” Kostelecky said.
One of the vehicles that rolled belongs to Scott Mckenzie, 30, of The Village, Okla. He lost control of his vehicle Wednesday night. McKenzie slid into the ditch and rolled when he attempted to pass a semi, Haugen said.
“McKenzie was traveling from Medora to Mott on Highway 8, nine miles south of Richardton.”
Another unlucky driver, Michael Tiffany, 40, of Bismarck, also lost control of his vehicle, spun into the ditch and rolled Thursday morning five miles north of Dickinson on Highway 22.
Haugen said another vehicle rolled about 15 miles south of Richardton Wednesday night on Highway 8, but he did not have any further details.