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Boating accident on Fish Hook Lake

Freezing drizzle makes roadways hazardous

Two wreckers were needed to clear the vehicles from this Sunday morning accident on Highway 34 and Western Avenue in Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A thick layer of freezing drizzle coated Hubbard County roadways Sunday as drivers who should know better adjusted to winter driving conditions the hard way.

Numerous accidents were reported around the area.

Hubbard County crews were out sanding and salting roadways early Sunday. The area is under a winter weather advisory.

"The causative event is freezing drizzle," said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Barrett.

"But that can be worse than a couple inches of snow."

Barrett said the conditions should subside by early Sunday afternoon, with about another inch of precipitation expected through Monday.

However, he warned the weather pattern is in flux and could change. Meanwhile, law enforcement authorities asked people to slow down.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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