The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for northeastern North Dakota, with 6-12 inches of snow expected.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Snowplow drivers say they're ready as the first snowstorm of the season hits eastern North Dakota's Red River Valley.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for northeastern North Dakota, with 6-12 inches of snow expected. Forecasters say wind gusting up to 45 mph will blow the snow around, producing near-blizzard conditions. The state Transportation Department has issued a travel alert for the region, urging motorists to use caution.
City and state road crews spent Wednesday getting their equipment ready for the early snow. Chris Myhre with the state Transportation Department says crews are prepared "no matter what comes."
Parts of central North Dakota are under a winter weather advisory. On Wednesday, as much as 3-1/2 inches of snow fell in western North Dakota.
photo courtesy of KFGO listener east of Mayville.