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Ice causes stumbles, not crashes around town

Icy weather late Saturday and early Sunday caused some real bummers for a few Rosemount residents. Police chief Gary Kalstabakken said while for the most part people played it safe police received a few weather-related calls.

A thin sheen of ice covered roads and sidewalks Saturday and Sunday after the area received a freezing rain. In the larger Metro areas the ice caused many accidents and traffic delays.

Locally, the ice didn't have nearly the impact. Police responded to more medical calls than anything due to people falling on the ice, said Kalstabakken. He said several people injured themselves while walking outside their homes.

Along the bigger roads Kalstabakken said officers helped a number of motorists out of the ditch but since there were no injuries and no damage to the vehicles, those incidents don't require reports.

One accident report was written for a vehicle slid and hit a parked car. Police believe another vehicle took out a fire hydrant but left the scene before police arrived.

Relatively speaking, though, Kalstabakken said it was a quiet couple of days.

"People drove relatively well considering the conditions," said Kalstabakken.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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