Snow causes travel trouble in regionConstant snowfall in southwest North Dakota kept snowplow drivers and law enforcement busy Tuesday.
Constant snowfall in southwest North Dakota kept snowplow drivers and law enforcement busy Tuesday.
There were 13 crashes within two and a half hours in Dickinson between about 7 and 9 Tuesday morning, Dickinson Police Department Sgt. Dave Wilkie said.
One woman had to be extricated from her vehicle after a crash on Second Street West, he said, adding no one was injured in any of the incidents.
Snow also caused travel difficulties in eastern Montana.
A semi driver tried to pass a snowplow on Interstate 94 and rear-ended it Tuesday morning, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Briggs said. No one was injured and there was minor damage to the plow but disabling damage to the semis.
“The road conditions and visibility over here were terrible,” he said, adding visibility was about a quarter of a mile and roads were covered in ice and slush. “I have to give kudos as most of the drivers were driving very well.”
Bowman County Emergency Manager Dean Pearson reported 14 inches of snow had fallen there by Tuesday afternoon. He was unaware of any storm-related incidents.
Hettinger County received between 8 and 10 inches of “heavy wet snow,” Emergency Manager Ilene Hardmeyer said.
Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew estimated 2 or 3 inches fell by Tuesday afternoon.
“There’s no use in complaining,” she said. “It’s not going to make it go away. The best we can do is look on the bright side. We now have good dust control and it will be easier to find our Easter eggs.”
Ashley Martin, Jennifer McBride and
Lisa Miller contributed to this story.