Winter Returns With A Fury
While most of the recent snowstorms have not impacted northwestern North Dakota, the storm that came through last week made up for some of that.
Snow started falling late Friday afternoon or early evening in the area. While it started fairly lightly, it picked up in intensity throughout the evening and overnight hours. The falling snow and high winds led the entire state to be under a no travel advisory not only on Friday, but throughout Saturday as well.
While it may be difficult to actually measure how much snow fell, it is not hard to guess that it was well over a foot in the Stanley area.
City crews were out most of Saturday and again on Sunday doing snow removal to ensure that streets were passable. The snow left in the middle of Main Street and the side streets in the business district as crews opened driving lanes on each side were substantial. Those ridges had been removed by Monday morning. The crews will be busy as they work to widen all of the streets this week. Predicted warmer temperatures should also help in the snow reduction.
Residents were out on Saturday and Sunday as well, doing their best to clear driveways and get vehicles freed from the snow that fell.
The storm also caused the cancellation or rescheduling of many events throughout the state. Some of the churches in Stanley cancelled Sunday services. The Park District poker run and chili cookoff was rescheduled, as was the Crazy Cat Crew’s pet vaccination clinic and the annual NWND Select Simmental Sale, just to name a few.
See more pictures from the storm cleanup elsewhere in this week’s paper.