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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Heavy fog means drivers may need a little extra time getting to work — it may cover hidden dangers on the road.

Thursday’s fog may distract motorists from the black ice on roadways. There were several accidents during the morning rush hour and experts say to take it slow.

The National Weather Service recommends use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a guide.

They said to use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility.

Also be patient. Do not pass lines of traffic.

If your car stalls in fog, experts say turn your vehicle’s lights off and take your foot off of the brake pedal.

That’s because drivers tend to follow other tail lights when they’re driving in fog.

And you should move away from the vehicle so you don’t get hurt.

Several flights heading to Chicago out of Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport were also delayed. MSP reminds travelers to call ahead for flight details.

Check here for the latest from the FAA on flight delays.

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