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Published March 18, 2013, 09:47 PM

Visibility Limited, Drivers Stranded as Blizzard Continues

Today's blizzard conditions have continued into this evening, stranding truck drivers and making residents dig out multiple times just this afternoon.

Today's blizzard conditions have continued into this evening, stranding truck drivers and making residents dig out multiple times just this afternoon.

At times visibility during the day was less than a fourth of a mile with whiteout conditions in most rural areas. The crazy part? On this day last year, it was 55 degrees warmer.

Chuck Gammons, truck driver: "It's not too bad I've been stuck here probably four times in the past month, you kind of get used to it after awhile."

Local law enforcement believe this time around people are finally getting the message to stay off the roads.

Sgt. Kevin Kallinen, Grand Forks Police: "There's less people out here today so it's made it a lot easier for us."

Meteorologist John Wheeler says everyone was spoiled with last year's temps.

Wheeler: "It's unusual, it's cold, everybody's tired of it but it's not really that unusual, it's just a little colder than average."

In fact, March 18th 2012 climbed to a shocking 73 degrees in downtown Grand Forks.

Wheeler: "It's kind of like the old Finnish tradition of going into the sauna and then jumping into the frozen lake, well that's what happened because last March was like March in a sauna and this March is like the frozen lake."

Although the vets may be used to this weather, there are those who are ready to embrace spring and end winter's frustrations.

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