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Ice, Snow Make for Miserable Fairbanks Driving Conditions

Published On: Apr 07 2014 03:33:08 PM AKDT
FAIRBANKS -

A spring snowstorm created dangerous driving conditions Monday in Fairbanks.

Alaska State Troopers reported about a dozen cars went into ditches or were involved in fender benders.

No injuries were reported.

Troopers Sgt. Brian Wassman tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the driving conditions were "miserable."

Snow fell Sunday and immediately melted after making contact with the pavement. But the wet streets froze overnight, creating slick driving conditions Monday.

The National Weather Service says the snow will continue through Tuesday morning. Another 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall, with the heaviest snowfall expected east of Eielson Air Force Base.