Hankinson digging out after nearly one foot of snowHankinson, ND (WDAY TV) - People in southeastern North Dakota are digging out driveways, sidewalks and roadways dealing with around 10 inches of snow. It's a long, tough process. This snow isn't light and fluffy.
People in southeastern North Dakota are digging out driveways, sidewalks and roadways dealing with around 10 inches of snow. It's a long, tough process. This snow isn't light and fluffy.
In Hankinson, snow blowers are out in full force. The small town got nailed with between eight and ten inches of snow.
Shawn Bladow - Shoveling: "Uep. I was like holy crap!"
Cameren Nelson – Snow Blowing: "Guess Mother Nature wanted it to come now I guess."
People are spending their day moving the massive mounds of snow.
Jim Wilm – Snow Blowing: "I've been out here since 5 this morning. I had to keep re-doing things about 3-4 times because it was snowing too."
Moving all this snow isn't easy. The weight is making it difficult for people to dig out.
Shawn Bladow: " Wet and sticky and heavy. There's a lot of moisture in there."
Rich Hauser – Snow Blowing: "It doesn't push because it's wet underneath. So you’ve got to shovel everything."
For many, this tough task requires a plan.
Shawn Bladow: "Take little pieces, that's it, cut it into little strips."
Even with a plan, people's biggest complaint were city snowblowers sailing by.
Cameren Nelson: "Added a couple inches onto ours."
Despite driveways filed with deep snow people don't really seem to mind.
Cameren Nelson: "We went a long time without snow. We'll have to take it or leave it."
They say when living in North Dakota snow is something you should expect or at least learn to deal with.
Shawn Bladow: "It's snow. You can't do nothing with it. Mother Nature is Mother Nature."
It's the second time in 3 days Hankinson has been hit with a heavy snowfall.