Icy roadways resulted in several vehicles leaving the roads and entering ditches throughout Otter Tail County Jan. 15 and 16.

One two-vehicle accident east of Elizabeth, at 1:58 p.m. on Jan. 15, had no injuries.

Single-vehicle off-the-road accidents took place Jan. 15:

  • south of Fergus Falls, at the intersection of Highways 59 and 82;
  • near the west side of Otter Tail Lake, along Highway 83;
  • on the southwest side of Otter Tail Lake, at the intersection of Highways 72 and 78;
  • along Highway 210 near Clitherall;
  • northeast of Battle Lake near the intersection of Highway 16 and Beauty Shore Drive;
  • northeast of Fergus Falls near the intersection of Highways 10 and 1;
  • north of Underwood at the intersection of Highway 35 and Pleasant Lake Road;
  • north of Fergus Falls on Highway 111
  • and northeast of Fergus Falls at the intersection of Highway 18 and Aurdal River Road.

More single-vehicle off-the-road accidents took place on icy roads Jan. 16 northwest of Vergas, at the intersection of Highway 17 and Ida Loop; on Highway 19 north of Bluffton and at the intersection of Highway 75 and Leaf River Road, east of Bluffton.

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During icy conditions, drivers are urged to slow down. That’s the best way to prevent accidents. Go easy on your brakes. Brake application is a common trigger of slides that results in a loss of vehicle control.