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Published December 16, 2010, 06:14 PM

Lake Region Starts Digging Out

People in the Lake Region spent Thursday digging out. The region was hit with more than a foot of snow Wednesday.

People in the Lake Region spent Thursday digging out. The region was hit with more than a foot of snow Wednesday.

It was an early morning for crews who knew they would be busy all day.

Crews started clearing local parking lots and streets at about 3:30 a.m.

They were out working on the priority one roads, which include entrances and emergency routes.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation allowed their plows to hit the roads at about 5 a.m. but roads are still icy around the area.

In town, residents have been plowing, shoveling, and sweeping snow for quite some time.

Some say it was almost impossible to get anywhere without doing some work first, others were optimistic about the 15 inches of snow.

Ashley Gunsallues was out shoveling this morning.

"It's a good paycheck, that's all. You've got to do it, somebody's got to do it," Gunsallues said.

Residents who live downtown in Devils Lake are reminded to move their cars so crews can clean the streets Thursday night from 2 to 7 a.m.

Lake Region roads still have continuous ice on them.

Drivers are being asked to drive with caution.

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