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October Winter Storm Hits The Area

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It was supposed to be a night of football and soccer, even Homecoming,

But many events across south central and southwest North Dakota are canceled or postponed tonight

Heavy snow started falling about 2 o'clock this afternoon.

It seems the further west you drive the worse the roads are.

Jon Berg was out on interstate-94 and caught up with drivers who have mixed feelings about this early winter storm.

"It's north Dakota what else can you expect," Dennis Bauer said.

It might just be the beginning of October, but North Dakota drivers are already being forced to drive in winter weather.

"It's nice to see, it's pretty but it's I would wait a little bit longer for it," Jaime Hockett said.

"I was hoping for it a nice blizzard," Scott Keller said.

Dennis Bauer is driving from Bismarck all the way to Montana and doesn't seem to mind the weather, but others could do without.

"I wish it would've waited a little longer a little too early for me to have winter," Hockett said.

"I'm sure it's in conjunction with the Government Shutdown I'm sure there's a connection somehow," Bauer said.

"It's going to come now or late whether we like it or not, but this won't stay long, this will be gone in a day or two," Scott Keller said.

More than a dozen vehicles were spotted in the ditches along Interstate 94, and those vehicles staying on the road are traveling at reduced speeds.

And if you were expecting a package today and haven't gotten it yet, you might want to give your driver a break, it's been rough travel.

Lt.. Norman Ruud with the North Dakota highway patrol recommends calling 511 before hitting the road.

You can also check out www.dot.nd.gov for the latest road conditions.

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