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Slick Conditions Cause Several Crashes

January 10, 2011, 4:53 PM by Nicole Winters

Slick Conditions Cause Several Crashes
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Snow packed roads shut down and delayed dozens of schools and sent car after car out of control.

It's a winter wonderland across KELOLAND.

"When the trucks pass it's complete whiteout you can't see anything," Joel Hoffman said.

The snow that isn't blowing around is on the ground, making it difficult to get to where you need to go.

"Just got on the interstate and slipped right into the ditch, went spinning out just missed a light pole in the middle," Dave VanDer Grift said.

Drivers like Dave VanDer Grift weren’t alone. Tow trucks pulled several vehicles from the ditch and authorities responded to more than 60 crashes, including this rollover on Interstate 229 and 26th Street. This happened at the same time as another crash just a half mile away.

It's not the way anyone wants to start the work week.

"After snow blowing the driveway and slipping in the ditch and so on, not at all,” VanDer Grift said.

While the snow falling since Saturday has caused slippery conditions all across KELOLAND and has been a factor in several crashes, for most drivers the sloppy roads are just more of an inconvenience.

"It’s been worse. We left Denver the other morning it was sleet and really slippery, a lot of cars in the ditch, today isn't quite as bad," Hoffman said.

While just how bad roads are could be debated, trucker Charlie Fincher would rather not deal with them at all.

"I don't think I could live in it, I grew up in the south, it don't snow where I live," Charlie Fincher said.

For those of us who live in it, it's just another hurdle on the way to Spring.

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