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A tow truck had trouble getting traction to pull a semi out of the ditch off Highway 27 West near the Pilot truck stop in Alexandria this morning. (Photo contributed by Todd Torfin)

Be careful: Roads are snowy and slick

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Be careful if you're out driving today and tomorrow morning. More than a half-foot of snow is being reported in some parts of Douglas County, with more accumulations expected today and tonight. The area remains under a winter storm warning until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Up to a foot of accumulation is possible.  

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A few snow-related accidents have been reported in the area, including a semi that slipped off Highway 27 West and went down into the ditch near the Pilot truck stop in Alexandria.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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