Packed snow turns Highway 10 into ‘a skating rink’The driver of a pickup truck sustained minor injuries in a rollover crash Mondaymorning on a slippery U.S. Highway 10 east of Glyndon, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
By: Forum Communications Co. reports, The Jamestown Sun
GLYNDON, Minn. — The driver of a pickup truck sustained minor injuries in a rollover crash Mondaymorning on a slippery U.S. Highway 10 east of Glyndon, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was taken by F-M Ambulance to a Fargo hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, Sgt. Jesse Grabow said. The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. about a mile east of Minnesota Highway 9.
Grabow said roads in Clay County are slick with ice and packed snow.
“It’s just a skating rink out here,” he said.
Troopers responded to at least a dozen vehicles in the ditch Monday morning, Grabow said. The slickest areas were Interstate 94 between Barnesville and Moorhead and U.S. Highway 10 between Moorhead and Hawley, he said.
People are driving “way too fast” for the conditions, Grabow said, noting one driver passed him going more than 70 mph while talking on his cell phone with a pet on his lap.
“I know we’re not really used to this,” he said, referring to what has otherwise been a mild winter. “But still, when it’s here, you’ve really got to step up and think.”
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