Blizzard slams North Dakota, impact felt across state in multiple areas

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakotans are digging out after a blizzard slammed much of the state.

Many schools, businesses, medical clinics, and government agencies were closed Thursday as snow made road conditions dicey.

A number of planned Veterans Day events were also canceled.  Authorities closed several highways Thursday afternoon too and unnecessary travel was strongly discouraged.

The conditions also affected flights at Fargo and Grand Forks airports. The majority of arrivals and departures at Hector International Airport in Fargo were canceled, though flights from Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago into Fargo were still scheduled to land Thursday night. A flight to and from Las Vegas was also expected in Grand Forks. Some cancelations have already happened for Friday. For updates on flights for Friday at Hector International Airport, click here.

The winter weather was also the main factor after a semi tipped on its side Thursday morning on I-94 near the Casselton overpass. The Cass County Sheriff's office is warning drivers to use caution and to be prepared to stop. They also are reminding drivers to not use cruise control in icy conditions.

For updates on all the latest weather, click here.