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Published November 22, 2010, 09:35 PM

Snow Storm Concerns Holiday Travelers

Many people in the area checking road conditions are concerned about traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Many people in the area checking road conditions are concerned about traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"It's a job. I just moved here from California," said one man scraping his frosted windshield.

Even for people from the area, the first snow of the year takes some getting used to.

"Not fun! They should cancel classes," said Marissa Engraf, a junior at UND.

Fiebiger and other students are finding the walk to and from classes to be a bit of a challenge.

"You're soaked and cold. Yeah, it's North Dakota for you," said Engraf's boyfriend, Brook Fiebiger. Fiebiger is a UND sophomore.

Walking in all of it is bad enough, but all this snow is going to make holiday travel pretty interesting.

"A lot of my teachers have cancelled classes for that reason," said UND freshman Maria Stonehocker.

The days leading up to Thanksgiving, professors at UND have more on their minds than lesson plans.

"I was supposed to have a couple of classes on Wednesday. They said if you need to go home, go home now. We'd rather you get home safely than come to class," said Stonehocker.

Non-students are also thinking about their traveling as Thanksgiving approaches.

"We're going to travel 150 miles to the Rugby area and hopefully the weather will straighten out. If you live up here, this is what you have to get used to," said Jason Bischoff.

Wit more snowy weather on the way, travelers still have some time to adjust their plans.

" It's like southwest North Dakota. It's snowing all the way," said Engraf, who is going to Hedinger, North Dakota with boyfriend Fiebiger.

"We'll try and crawl our way home," said Fiebiger.

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