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This mid-April snowstorm isn't anything that most North Dakotans haven't experienced before...but coming at the end of a seemingly endless stretch of snow and cold weather, it may just be considered insult on top of injury.

But...that's North Dakota right?!?!

Today, everyone was busy just trying to get through it.

For some...that was tougher than others.

Perry Olson has that.

Snow wasn't the only obstacle for those testing the roads in Minot Monday morning...stuck semis proved to be troublesome too! This scene at 8th Ave. SE and Valley Street...

(James Turner - Georgia Truck Driver) "The momentum of trying to get to the stop sign and let traffic go by...I had to back up and it slid over so here I am...stuck!"

After dropping his load off at Food Service, James Turner found out what North Dakota can be like...even in town!

(James Turner - Georgia Truck Driver) "I am from Georgia and haven't driven in snow too much...it is a challenge...a challenge!"

What was the outcome here...back to that in a bit...

You know it is going to be a rough morning when the trucks out to make your drive easier...have trouble too. This right at Trinity Hospital on Burdick Expressway. A city sanding truck -- heavily loaded down -- blew a tire. It created a bottleneck, and a big problem to try and remedy in one of the tightest, busiest spots in town. Also of course taking a much needed truck out of service for some time.

Residential areas were full of the buzzing of snowblowers. By morning, it was close to 9 inches of snow that had to be tossed aside. Heavy, wet snow too...that was drifting into even higher piles. Don Winden -- a North Dakota native was tossing the snow to the side...perhaps looking forward to getting back to work...

(Don Winden - Minot) "Fortunately I have a job where I can get out of it every other week...that makes it tolerable! I may want to make that every week!"

He's a pilot...it takes him everywhere...but he's still glad North Dakota is home...why?

(Don Winden - Minot) "Anywhere you go the weather is going to be better!"

Well said...

Back to the stuck semi...the amateur tow job proved to be too much -- a snapped line...a call to the pros got this intersection open again. Hey...it could be worse right...it could be tax day...In Minot, Perry Olson..KX News.

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