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Hundreds Of Cars Stuck In Grand Forks

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  They're still digging out in the northern valley, after getting hit with the worst of our storm.

  Grafton reports 20-inches of snow, Thief River Falls a foot and a half and a record 11 and a half inches of snow in Grand Forks for April Fools Day.

Reporter: "How do you like Spring?"

Man: "Love it."

Woman: "Horrible."

  Here in Grand Forks, snowplows, snow blowers and folks with shovels are working overtime. They have a record setting mess to clean up.

   Hundreds of cars were left buried by snow plows and drifting snow on streets all over Grand Forks.

  A lot of folks simply got down to work with a smile on their face.

Carol Hadlich, Grand Forks: "Happy Spring, ha. Welcome to North Dakota."

Reporter: "You're laughing. That's a good sign."

Hadlich: "Oh, yeah. You gotta laugh. It's beautiful, it's covered up the dirt."

Ken Gross, Grand Forks: "Aprils Fools joke. It's a pretty nice day. Not too bad, the weather's nice."

Reporter: "Do you like snow in April?"

Gross: "It will melt."

  Yes, it will melt. But, not before a citizen's army of snow movers has to dig their cars out of the snow.  And it's no easy task for City crews either. They have to clear 350 miles of city streets and alleys. 

Mark Aubol, Street Department: "I imagine we'll be here until 7 or 8 tonight at the earliest."

Reporter: "A lot of problems with vehicles in the wrong places?"

Aubol: "Yeah, a lot of stuck vehicles. A lot of people trying to make it through places they shouldn't have been going."

  Aubol takes it all in stride. He says people have short memories and a week or two from now they'll be enjoying 40 to 50-degrees and forget all about our April storm.

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