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Snow relief from cold weather in sight

West Fargo digs out from double punch winter storm

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Carol Nieland and her grandson, Jaxson Nieland, 8, both from West Fargo, share a laugh while sledding down the updated sliding hill in Maplewood Park on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021.
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WEST FARGO — The city, along with the region was belted with a two-punch winter snowfall that left more than a foot of snow across West Fargo.

The first wave blew into town starting on Sunday evening as high winds and heavy snowfall created treacherous road conditions and prompted road closures across North Dakota.

By Monday, Dec. 27, the city of West Fargo issued a no travel advisory across town after many vehicles became stranded in the low visibility and heavy snow covered roads.
Later in the day, the snow drifted out of the region but temperatures dropped over night, Tuesday as an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow covered freshly plowed and shoveled driveways.

The rest of 2021 is expected to be very cold. According to WDAY meteorolgists, lows will drop to as much as negative 20 for the work week.

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, there may be a low of 25 below zero. Winds could make those temperatures feel even colder.

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"The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes," the weather service said in its advisory. "Use caution while outside. Wear appropriate winter clothing."