STAFF BLOG WDAZ STORMTRACKER WEATHER 16 Hours of White
It was 30 years ago today that area residents woke up to the aftermath of one of the worst blizzards in modern history. February 4, 1984 started off mild and sunny. Although there was a Travelers Advi... Posted on 2/5/14 at 6:55 AM
GF, Polk counties in blizzard watch starting Tuesday night
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As a balmy early winter draws to a close, the Dakotas are bracing for more late-February snow, and forecasters say the expected storm could be the worst of the season in many areas.
About 20,000 people in northwest North Dakota and eastern Montana were without power Monday following a weekend blizzard that felled hundreds of utility poles and briefly halted production in North Dakota's booming oil patch, officials said.
Rescue workers used military trucks and other heavy vehicles to pluck motorists from more than 500 vehicles abandoned along ice-slicked roads and in drifting snow throughout North Dakota and take them to churches, schools, bars and gas stations that became makeshift shelters.
A powerful blizzard barreled through much of North Dakota on Friday, stranding hundreds of motorists along frozen roads and prompting the governor to enlist the help of National Guard troops to reach some of them.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) in partnership with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has CLOSED all of I-29 in the state due to blowing snow resulting in near zero visibility.
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