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Published November 11, 2012, 08:39 PM

Devils Lake residents spend the day cleaning up after the snow storm

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) -- People in Devils Lake spent the day digging out from more than 6 inches of snow. They were hit hard by the snow storm, with snow and ice covering the area.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ , WDAY

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) -- People in Devils Lake spent the day digging out from more than 6 inches of snow. They were hit hard by the snow storm, with snow and ice covering the area.

Katie Mertens, from Devils Lake, follows one saying during harsh North Dakota winters.

Katie: "Just keep shoveling."

People are clearing the snow any way possible.

Bert: "I clean all the snow here. I clean some of my neighbor's yards, sidewalks."

It's the first "snow storm" of the season, and people say they can handle worse.

Katie: "This one really isn't that bad compared to the one's we've had before."

Bert: "This is mild. This is nothing."

Some say even the snow-pack was welcome, making travel easier by covering up icy roads.

Carol: "The ice storm was worse than the snow."

One benefit of battling wild weather: it's a chance for the people to come together.

Katie: "My neighbor comes over and snowplows my sidewalk if I need it. It's just a great community feeling."

Carol: "Once you get it fired up you might as well. And we've had neighbors and it's like a race to see who gets out here first to snow blow so it's kind of payback a little bit."

The quicker driveways and sidewalks are clear...the quicker people can get out of the cold and stay warm.

Carol: "We just deal with it. I'm not sure anyone likes it except the snow-mobilers, but we deal with it."

Surprisingly, the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center says there were no accidents reported during yesterday's snow storm.

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