Cold, ice, wind lead to accidents


December 30, 2022

Jack Slater

A pickup rolled into the median of Interstate 35 in Thomson Township last Friday, Dec. 23. Esko fire and Carlton ambulance crews were on the scene with the Minnesota State Patrol.

The wet snowstorm that fell on the region two weeks ago - causing many headaches with power outages - was followed by subzero temperatures and howling winds just before Christmas, making for slick roads. There were a handful of crashes around the region leading into the holiday weekend. Because of the conditions, most drivers were going slowly enough to avoid any serious injuries.

Expected power outages caused by blizzard-strength winds did not materialize as winds kicked up on Dec. 22 and into Sunday. There were only a few spotty and short-lived outages reported.

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