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Snow day in Valley City

March 1, 2012

Valley City Public Works crews removed snow from city streets for most of the day Wednesday as a passing storm dropped approximately 4 inches of snowman flesh on Valley City and 5 to 8 inches elsewhere in the region.

Wednesday was a snow day for many in the region, as 3 to 8 inches of snow fell from a storm that stretched to the southern Great Plains.

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks reported just under 4 inches fell north of Valley City at the Bald Hill Dam beginning late Tuesday evening. That accumulation added to the 6.6 inches that had already fallen over the weekend.

“Everything is pretty much winding down; there might be some flurries but that’s about it,” said NWS meteorologist Brad Hopkins on Wednesday afternoon.

“I don’t expect any significant accumulation and all the warnings and advisories have been dropped at this time.”

A stretch of Interstate 29 was closed early Wednesday from Fargo to the North Dakota-South Dakota border, and further into S.D.

Area schools were closed Wednesday as well as some government offices, the Barnes County Museum and Public Library, and many Lenten feasts were postponed at area churches.

Hopkins said the region is not through the woods yet when it comes to snowfall.

“Right now where looking at a clipper Thursday night and Friday, maybe an inch or two (of snow) at this point, but that’s about it.”

Eliab Aufenkamp cools off at the Valley City Municipal Pool.
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