(AP) – Travel conditions remain hazardous across much of the northern
Great Plains as a winter storm continues to sweep across the region.
The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the shutdown
Sunday of vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas was forecast to continue
into Monday morning.
The storm has also caused widespread power outages in the Dakotas, Nebraska
and western Iowa.
As of 1 a.m. Monday, the South Dakota Rural Electric Association was reporting
10,231 “member-consumer-owners” were without power. In Nebraska, high winds were
cited for hundreds of power outages in central and eastern portions of the
The weather service office in Bismarck, North Dakota, predicted snow
accumulations of 8 to 15 inches in western parts of the state and thunderstorms
in the central region.
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