Blizzard Warning Issued for Nance, Polk, Merrick Counties

Apr 15, 2018, 00:33
Blizzard Warning Issued for Nance, Polk, Merrick Counties

The Minnesota counties impacted by the blizzard warning include Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Dakota, Scott, Wright, Goodhue, Freeborn, Le Suer, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties.

A powerful spring snow storm is impacting the eastern plains of Colorado on Friday. Strong winds may make travel hard and unsafe.

High winds and light snow closed roads and schools in El Paso County on Friday, but the brunt of a late season, blizzard-like storm passed north and east of the Pikes Peak region. Some roads are expected to drift shut.

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Parts of northwest Nebraska already had snowfall accumulations by early Friday.

The National Weather Service extended the state's blizzard warning to include the Twin Cities at about 12:30 p.m., in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday. High winds may cause blow over of high profile vehicles. The school said on its Facebook page that students were evacuated from an all-female freshman dormitory after its roof was damaged.

Devan Tucking with the Kansas Department of Emergency Management talks with KSNT News about upcoming severe weather April 13, 2018. Organizers said the festival will reopen for its final day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Severe storms are possible in these areas as well with hail and wind being the main threats but an isolated tornado is also possible.

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Nobles Cooperative Electric says the storm destroyed dozens of transmission line poles near Interstate 90 early Friday.

Good morning everyone. Happy Friday! Gov. Dennis Daugaard closed state government offices in 32 counties ahead the approaching blizzard.

The National Weather Service warning includes predictions of wind gusts up to 55-60 miles per hour, total snow accumulations of 4-7 inches, and localized amounts of up to 10 inches of snow in south-central Nebraska and north-central Kansas.

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