Travel 'difficult to impossible' as blizzard forces interstate closures in the Northern Plains
A powerful winter storm will hit some of the same spots that were hard hit by last week’s historic blizzard
Blizzard conditions are forced officials to close parts of the interstate in Montana and North Dakota over the weekend.
A powerful winter storm hit some of the same spots that were hard hit by last week’s historic blizzard.
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Heavy, wet snow could accumulate to around a foot in eastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, western South Dakota and western North Dakota by Monday morning.
The NWS says that snow rates should exceed 2 inches per hour.
Snow wasn't the only thing residents needed to worry about; strong winds accompanied this storm. Winds gusted as high as 75 mph, making for near white-out conditions.
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On Sunday morning, blizzard conditions closed I-94 from Glendive, Montana, to Bismarck, North Dakota.
High winds and snow forced the closure of Interstate 90 from South Dakota into Wyoming Saturday into Sunday morning.
With the wind and snow, officials are worried about hazardous travel conditions with the low visibility and blowing and drifting snow. They say that travel will be very difficult to impossible through early Monday morning.
Due to the amount of heavy and wet snow, power outages and tree damage are likely.
"Significant impacts to livestock are also possible," the NWS Prediction Center warns.
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