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Forum News Service, Published April 28 2014

Southwest ND hit by late April snowstorm

DICKINSON, N.D. – A late April snowstorm swirled into southwest North Dakota on Monday morning, leaving 2 to 6 inches in Stark County and annoying commuters.

The snow caused no major trouble for local law enforcement. A few minor accidents occurred on Interstate 94 and some vehicles slid off the road in Dickinson, said Capt. Dean Franchuk of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

Stark County Emergency Services issued a no-travel advisory for vehicles to stay off the roads between 2 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., when snow fell hardest. Light flakes fell through the afternoon, even as snow on the ground began to melt with rising temperatures.

Residents in Grassy Butte in McKenzie County reported 7 inches, while those in Adams County reported about 5, National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Abeling said.