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North Dakota Residents Dig Out From Blizzard Conditions

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Of all the places hit by the blizzard, Grafton got the most snow topping out at 20 inches.

Early Tuesday afternoon, snow was still stacked in the middle of roads and plows were working to clear the way.

Residents were digging themselves out, and there is still a lot of work to be done as huge drifts block driveways and surround homes.

In our viewing area, Anamoose recorded even more than Grand Forks, around 12 1/2 inches of snow.

From Anamoose to west of Bismarck, the snowstorm dumped more than ten inches of fresh snow on New Salem.

Mayor Lanette Fitterer says it's been years since they have had this much snow in such a short time.

The town of less than one thousand has only two full-time snow plow operators.

The workers use everything from big tractors to bobcats to clean the streets.

But neighbors also pitch in with shovels to make sure all of the roads in the rural area get cleared.

"...But everybody just kinds helps everybody. Of course they do their own businesses first--and alot of people are contracted and have agreements with other businesses to do their lots and so forth. But people have been very considerate and you know they have even come to us and say that if you need a place to dump it, you can dump it in my yard." says New Salem Mayor Lanette Fitterer.

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