Roads across Red River Valley slippery after freezing rain, temperature changes

Photo by: Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow
Photo by: Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow

(Fargo, ND) -- Both the North Dakota and Minnesota highway patrols are issuing warnings for those driving across and around the Red River Valley as conditions on roadways worsen.

Multiple reports into WDAY Radio have come in on cars in ditches, slippery roadways and blustery winds in areas as far east as I-94 in Barnesville, all the way over to Highway 10 in North Dakota. We've also had reports of cars in ditches and slippery conditions near Harwood on I-29, and south of Fargo on the interstate.

The Minnesota State Patrol is also reporting a jackknifed semi on I-94 West near milepost 7, which did block the roadway. That incident has since been cleared.

Both departments are encouraging drivers in those open spaces to proceed with caution and lower speeds to avoid crashes and other issues.