Monday Storm Strikes AgainAnother Monday, another snow storm shuts down many schools and businesses. This is the fourth Monday in the past six weeks where there has been a storm or blizzard.
By: David Schwab, WDAZ
Another Monday, another snow storm shuts down many schools and businesses. This is the fourth Monday in the past six weeks where there has been a storm or blizzard.
This late winter blizzard is causing travel problems across the region. Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston closed this afternoon and I-94 from Moorhead to Alexandria also closed because of blizzard-like conditions.
In Grand Forks, especially this morning, the visibility in town was poor. Snow plow drivers started their week again by clearing streets. The national weather service says about four and a half inches fell in Grand Forks. The heaviest snowfall amounts are in Minnesota counties to the southeast with eight inches received in Park Rapids. And even though we are in the second half of March, don't look for the snow the melt quickly.
Greg Gust, National Weather Service: "What we are getting besides a fair amount is a ton of cold air swooping over the poles to western Canada and into us now. And it's going going to take a while to push this out so we are expecting not only below normal temperature but things to stay below freezing."
Gust expects things to stay below freezing for the week and temps to possibly get warm enough to melt some snow near the end of the month.