Spring blizzard brings 20 inches of wet snow
Until the snow arrived, farmers and others were concerned about going into small grain planting with no moisture. That problem has been solved.
County offices (and many others), schools and some state offices were closed Monday as crews dug out from the storm. All schools in the Emmons County area were closed Monday, marking the first snow day of the school year.
U.S. Highway 83, Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 were all closed Sunday and reopened Monday morning. Most Emmons County roads were blocked until county crews and farmers could begin moving snow.
At press time Monday, there was no information available on whether the snow could cause significant flooding problems. Much will be determined by the speed of the melt, and the long-range forecast calls for the thermometer to hit 50 degrees in the next 10 days.
The wet snow is creating problems for calvers.
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