March 28, 2018

Was this the last blast?

Was this the last blast?

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

With the exception of the southwest portion of the state, all of North Dakota was blanketed with a heavy, wet snow on Friday, March 23.
McKenzie County residents woke to snow that started falling around 6 a.m. and then intensified throughout the day making travel treacherous. Highways were covered with heavy slush and snow with winds reducing visibility to less than several hundred feet at times. As a result, the North Dakota Highway Department issued a no travel advisory for all of McKenzie County, as well as northwestern North Dakota early Friday morning.
While McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 made the choice to send its busses out Friday morning and to hold classes, Alexander school officials decided to call off classes because of the heavy snows.
By mid-afternoon Friday when the snow started to lighten, an estimated four to six inches of snow, which amounted to about a half an inch of moisture, had fallen across much of McKenzie County.

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