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Winter Arrives in Northern Valley

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   Winter has arrived in the northern valley.  At daybreak on the Thanksgiving Day, a light freezing mist rolled through Grand Forks. It wasn't enough to cause any driving problems. But, by 1 p.m., 60 miles west of Grand Forks at Lakota, the wind and snow started to roll in. Winter was moving into the Valley.

Reporter: "See any ice on the road?"

Ray Schuh, Lakota: "Where it's wet it will get ice."

Reporter: "Sheltered areas?"

Schuh: "Yeah. I cam back 60, 65, 70. No problem. Four-wheel drive… go like hell."

Reporter: "Winter is here?"

Schuh: "Winter is here. North Dakota you can expect it after the Fourth of July."

  Within the hour the white stuff was rolling into Grand Forks and northwestern Minnesota.

  Highway 2 out in the open areas remained in good driving condition. But, you can hit some icy spots in sheltered areas.

  The worst driving conditions were found in the city of Grand Forks, where the snow was sticking to the road and turning slick.

  Early morning, Black Friday shoppers may face the toughest conditions, especially if they're standing outside in a line. The falling temperatures and wind will put the wind chill around zero.


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