Snow storm causes travel headache


Western North Dakota saw it’s first big snow storm of the winter season.
The streets division has a few reminders for people to remember as they’re cleaning up from the storm and potentially preparing to travel.

When it comes to snow, many residents are prepared. But the conditions are catching people by surprise.

“I like it. I feel better this time of season. It rained before this and now it is snowing. It’s going to be very dangerous,” said Damon Marvel, Bismarck resident. 

It is dangerous for commuters now that the holidays are around the corner. 

“I’m heading out in a plane. I’m going to Utah, but it was delayed twice so far. This snow is really kind of putting some on it,”Marvel said. 

The wet, icy roads are a concern for city officials and keeping them busy.
The streets division is plowing and sanding emergency routes, major streets and school routes.
But they ask people to do their part.  

City officials will start to plow residential areas in four or more inches, but for those who are driving in them they ask for you to slow down and to put your phones away. 

“It’s that time of year where you think about something a little bit extra. You know, take a little bit more time to think about where you are going and how to get there,” said Tyler Bills, South Dakota resident.  

A reminder when you’re out shoveling, it’s against the law to dump snow onto city streets from your driveway.
You are asked to move vehicles off streets to aid in snow removal operations. 

We have a link to our KX storm team app, for road conditions, as well as updates on conditions where you live.

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