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Associated Press, Published November 21 2013

Bitter cold, deep snow hit parts of North Dakota

BISMARCK — Dangerous cold blanketed northwestern North Dakota on the heels of heavy snowfall in some areas.

The National Weather Service on Thursday morning issued an advisory for wind chills in the region as low as 30 degrees below zero.

Weather Service reports show that a system that crossed the state on Wednesday dropped as much as 6 ½ inches of snow in some areas. The state Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the northwest and north central parts of the state because of poor driving conditions.

The Dickinson Press reports that the Highway Patrol closed a portion of state Highway 22 north of Killdeer on Wednesday because semitrailers in the oil patch were having problems navigating the hills in the Killdeer Mountains.