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Published January 26, 2010, 05:33 PM

Storm Leaves Area Buried In Snow

Yesterday's storm left people's yards and vehicles covered with snow. Roads were also covered with drifts and ice.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

It wasn't the falling snow yesterday that was the problem, it was the blowing snow. And it left county roads covered. Plow drivers started early this morning, and they were out all day clearing county roads. There were three foot drifts in some areas, and east/west roads were the worst to plow.

Gerald Sieg/Assistant Highway Superintendent: "There were quite a few cars in the ditch and that kind of slowed down our progress too because we had to go back to some of the spots."

In Grand Forks people had high drifts in their yards. Yesterday's high winds made for blizzard-like conditions with extremely low visibility that buried cars and left people to dig out this morning.

Lowell Nelson/Digging Out Yard: "I blew out the front part and left this. My neighbor, good enough, he come down the sidewalk and he blew it out."

Streets in Grand Forks have been plowed, but out in the country where conditions were particularly bad, there's still work to be done.

Gerald Sieg: "We should have everything gone over at least once and they should all be travelable."

Snow plow drivers were out on county roads as early as 4:30 this morning and by 7 o'clock tonight they hope to have drifts cleaned up.

Yesterday's blizzard brought Grand Forks three-and-a-half inches of new snow and gusts of wind that reached more than 50 miles per hour.