Dec 5, 2013 at 6:20 am
Our winter storm warning has been replaced with a wind chill advisory until noon Saturday. Nearly seven inches of snow fell over the grand forks area on Wednesday. Now bitterly cold arctic air is moving into the region. Street crews have been pushing the snow around overnight and will continue the clean-up today. In grand forks street superintendent mark aubol says it can take between 12 and 15 hours to plow the entire city given the number of lane miles to clear -- more than 700.
No major crashes were reported as a result of this week’s wintry blast in greater grand forks. Police lt-mike ferguson says just a handful of fender-benders.
The north Dakota d-o-t reports most roads in northeastern north Dakota have scattered slippery spots with much of i-29 returning to seasonally good driving conditions.
Wednesday’s storm was one for the record books. The snow maker dropped 7.3 inches of snow at the grand forks airport. That surpassed the previous all-time high for the date of 6.2 inches set in 2007. the national weather service says start to finish the grand forks tally goes down at 7.7 inches.