Winter Storm Impact
Blizzard conditions in the eastern Dakotas have led to a major disruption in travel in the region.
Patrol troopers and snowplow drivers rescued several stranded motorists in the region. Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Fairmount opened an emergency shelter for nearly three dozen stranded motorists.
The storm system also set some longstanding weather records.
The National Weather Service says Fargo set a record with 9.3 inches of snow, breaking the city's 60-year-old record of 3.1 inches. Grand Forks had 4.8 inches breaking its record for the date of 3.1 inches set 18 years ago.
Some parts of the region got even more snow with a foot or more.
Many schools...government offices...and businesses either started late today or closed due to the storm.