In the country, where the whipping winds added to the nasty conditions on Monday, county and state crews were on the highways working to keep them drivable.
Dale Sveen is a section supervisor with the state D-O-T.
He was working his 25 mile stretch of Highway 2 between Minot and Berthold this morning.
He says as the oil boom has exploded in that part of the state, he's seen more and more trouble on days like today.
(Dale Sveen - ND DoT Section Supervisor) It has gotten worse since the oil has gotten in here. We have all the people living in Minot that are driving to Stanley everyday to work and usually on a day like today we will have 5-6-7 in the ditch...driving too fast for conditions.
He reminds everyone that when a plow is ahead of you -- its important to stay back and keep plenty of visibility.
You can tell by this video just how much snow fog is produced by these massive machines -- you cant even see the plow!
Every few miles they pull over and let people by...so a few minutes of patience can get you to your destination safely.
(Dale Sveen - ND DoT Section Supervisor) "I just wish people would pay attention to us when we are out here. We are not out here to block the road for you, we are here to get you from point A to point B safely.
Sveen had a minor delay today -- when his truck broke down for a bit...but it didnt last long and he was back on the highways.