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Dangerous Snowstorm Blankets Plains, Rockies
BISMARCK, N.D. — Portions of Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming were hit by a slow-moving snowstorm that knocked out power, closed roads and dumped up to 11 inches by Wednesday.
Thousands of power outages were reported and some schools were closed by the storm, which began Tuesday. Drifting snow contributed to road closings.
About 155 miles of Interstate 94 (search) west from Mandan, N.D. to the Montana border was closed to traffic Wednesday morning after the major winter storm brought heavy, wet snow and strong winds that snapped trees and power lines, canceled classes and left vehicles in the ditch.
"It's really treacherous — heavy, deep snow. Visibility is just really poor. It's so heavy that vehicles just can't push through it," Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Bethke said.
"I've got semis all over the place, stuck," said Lori Moldenhauer, who works at the Tiger Discount truck stop along Interstate 94 in Dickinson.
"In the parking lot, I've got semis pulling off the interstate because they can't make it anywhere because its' a whiteout out there," Moldenhauer said early Wednesday. "I've got travelers stuck here in cars — they can't see going down the road."