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Published October 04, 2012, 04:45 PM

Residents see near white-out conditions in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Many of us woke up to an unwelcome sight this morning... A fresh blanket of white on the ground.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Many of us woke up to an unwelcome sight this morning... A fresh blanket of white on the ground.

People in Grand forks saw near white out conditions. By late morning, the snow tapered off, but not before piling up to about four inches.

Devils Lake had rain only, while some places in Northwest Minnesota received five or more inches snow, causing some schools to cancel classes.

The weather service says 1 to 2 inches of moisture will come out of this storm and will help the drought conditions.

Greg Gust with the National Weather Service says, "the heaviest snowfall thru the early morning was right in this corridor right down the Red River Valley coming thru Pembina Hallock right down here and into Crookston."

Wet, heavy snow pulled down power lines and temporarily cut service to electric customers across Northwestern Minnesota. At least 17 communities served by Otter Tail power have had power interruptions.

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