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Good Friday’s weather causes power struggles

4/09/10 (Fri)

Good Friday’s weather causes power struggles

By MICHAEL JOHNSON
BHG News Service

The Easter weekend started out with power outages and poor travel for much of McLean County as a storm dumped 5 to 9 inches of wet snow in the area on Friday.
According to the National Weather Service out of Bismarck, the most snow reported was in Wilton with a total of 1 foot of snow, equaling about 1.5 inches of precipitation, from Friday morning and into the afternoon.
With temperatures hovering around freezing, the snow came in large wet flakes that piled up on the roads and made travel difficult for many who were hoping to get an early start to the weekend.
Wind was also a factor in keeping temperatures low enough to freeze and push the heavy snow enough to break power-line poles. By Friday evening, much of the snowing had slowed and crews were able to get out and push the heavy slush from the roadways.