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Cleaning Up and Working Through the Fresh Snow

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Thursday's snow is leaving a lasting mark on the Valley. You probably had to pull out the shovels to clear the driveway and sidewalks.

Many considered the snowfall an inconvenience. In the Fargo-Moorhead area about 2.5 inches of snow fell. That was not quite enough to pull out the snow blowers, but it was enough to have to bundle up and go out in the cold to remove it.

There were plenty others who had to trudge through it.

Mail carrier Aaron Moerke was one who fought the conditions. "I got the vest on, the under armour coat, long johns and boots," said Moerke.

He said even though it was cold, he was able to adjust to it pretty quickly. Moerke says, "That's North Dakota for ya though."

He was expecting the snow, but was not ready for a complete weather change.

"I'm surprised what a difference two days can make," says Moerke.

Two days ago temperatures soared into the upper 50's and even 60's throughout the Valley. On Thanksgiving temps were in the 30's in the morning and continued to fall while the snow rolled in.

Jim Lunde knew he could not put off the work forever. "Get it taken care of now. Don't have to worry about it later," said Lunde.

He took care of the couple inches on the ground before it became ice on the sidewalks.

He said, "It's just more of an inconvenience."

With the extreme change, Lunde and Moerke had a unified thought.

"Looks like it's gonna be cold for awhile, so might as well get used to it," said Lunde.

Moerke said, "I'm kinda thinking this time it's here to stay, unfortunately."

But that will not stop Moerke or Lunde from doing what they need to do each day, because they know the worst may be yet to come.

Moerke said, "It's when it gets to be a ton and it all drifts over...that's when it gets to be a little much."

"We've been pretty lucky the last year," said Lunde.

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