The northern valley has been taking the brunt of this storm for most of the day. By 8 a.m. the storm was already rolling through the far northern valley near Minto, 25 miles north of Grand Forks. All of it was quickly moving into the Grand Forks region.
By 9 a.m., 30-mile per hour winds and snow began to roll through grand forks. Visibility out on the highways began to decrease, as the snow seems to start falling faster every minute.
This trucker just made the drive up I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks.
Reporter: "How was the road?"
Joseph Pierreluis, Trucker: "Horrible, horrible. It's freezing."
Reporter: "See any cars in the ditch?"
Pierreluis: "No, I haven't seen anyone yet. I hope there's nobody in there yet."
This trucker was considering putting his trip to Illinois on hold.
Reporter: "You're going to skip it today?"
Duane Riendeau, Trucker: "I might, yes… sick of this crap, ha."
At ten a.m., light snow and 30 mile per hour winds had moved over onto the Minnesota side of the river. This is Highway 2 between Grand Forks and Crookston.
At 11 am, the hammer dropped . A heavy band of snow was falling on Crookston and across the northern valley. Combined with high winds it quickly turned driving into a dangerous proposition.
Polk County pulled its plows from the road and issued a no travel advisory, until this latest spring blast passes.