Digging Out After The StormGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV)--People in the Northern Valley are digging out after the storm left up to 7 inches of snow in some places.
By: David Schwab, WDAZ , Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV)
People in the Northern Valley are digging out after the storm left up to 7 inches of snow in some places. 40 mile an hour wind gusts reduced visibility and created dangerous travel conditions.
The storm dropped just under two and a half inches of snow in Grand Forks. It was tough to measure because of the strong wind piling it into drifts.
Andrew Fischer / Removing Snow : "Yeah, a little bit along the house on the south side we always get, but the sidewalks were relatively clear."
Danelle Doesher, along side her neighbors, spent the morning clearing the driveway. "Awful, it's all compacted, and it's all compacted and it blow right back where you have all ready done, it's bad."
Many people were expecting a bigger storm in Grand Forks.. But no complaints here.
Doesher: "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but still there is a lot of snow,"
Fischer : "More rain would bother me, snow it's a good thing you know."
Conditions didn't get the to point where I-29 was closed.. But truck driver Bruce MacLean says he was delayed a day when a section of I-94 near Rothsay was closed Friday do to icy conditions."With the ice the wind would blow you off the road real quick. Cars lost it, In front of us and behinds us on the ice, trying to pass. So it's not good."
The blizzard warnings were cancelled by mid morning. But with gusts up to 30 miles an hour travel remains very dicey especially in the open areas
MacLean: "Some of them don't want to venture out on it either. I don't blame them."
While the storm maybe over, people will now deal with sub-zero wind chills as they dig out this weekend.
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