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Traffic being diverted on Highway 2 after another multi-vehicle accident reported near Grand Forks Airport

According to a release for the Police Department, the eastbound lane of Highway 2 is blocked and will be closed for an extended period of time. Police officers are providing assistance and diverting

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The Grand Forks Police Department is assisting the North Dakota Highway Patrol with a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S Highway 2 and Airport Road.

According to a release for the GFPD, the eastbound lane of Highway 2 is blocked and will be closed for an extended period of time. Police officers are providing assistance and diverting traffic because of the collision. The accident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 2.

Police are asking drivers to slow down and take alternative routes. Drivers in the area can expect sudden stops. No information was available about the number of cars involved in the accident, or any injuries.

Friday morning’s multi-vehicle collision is the third such accident in the last two days. On July 1, two accidents were reported in the same area. The first accident occurred at 2:35 p.m. A Highway Patrol report claimed that Betty Metcalf, 54, of Emerado, was driving a Chrysler west on Highway 2 and failed to observe traffic stopped ahead. Metcalf struck a vehicle which then struck another. She was transported by ambulance to Altru Hospital with minor injuries. The report shows pending driving under the influence charges for Metcalf. Traffic was stopped for about 45 minutes.

The second collision occurred two hours later in the same area, though this time heading east. The NDHP report claimed Kadin Visocsky, 20, of Grand Forks, failed to slow down in time and collided with a vehicle that then hit another. No injuries were reported in the second crash, and Visocsky is facing potential charges of following too closely, according to the accident report.

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Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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