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Published January 20, 2014, 09:33 AM

Grand Forks residents busy cleaning up after Friday night snowfall

Friday night's winter storm left a blanket of snow across the valley and kept many residents busy as they worked to clear their property.

By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ

Friday night's winter storm left a blanket of snow across the valley and kept many residents busy as they worked to clear their property.

Looking up and down the streets of Grand Forks today, you saw the typical sights that follow a snow storm, well; maybe some of those weren't so typical.

Steph Reike/Grand Forks Resident: “My daughter and I decided to take care of the roof today. We noticed that there was quite a bit of snow built up and decided to do it on a day that wasn't so windy and blizzard.”

A day of snow removal, following a night of heavy snowfall.

Jeff Makowski/National Weather Service: “We did get a decent amount here in Grand Forks. We actually ended up with five inches total. The heaviest snow band was generally from the far northern parts of the Red River Valley through Grand Forks and Crookston and southeastward.”

With over 9,000 driveways in the city, there were plenty of snow blowers and shovels to be seen.

On the ground and in the air.

Reike: “In the past years we've had about three feet on top of our roof.”

Whether clearing their driveways, roofs and cars, residents have been busy. But officials say, they soon should get a break from the heavy snows.

Makowski: “Calmer in terms of the major systems. There still will be frequent weak systems coming out of Canada. But not much in the way of large snow storms.”

Good news for residents, a break from the exercise of snow removal.

Reike: “Oh yes. Very good workout.”

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