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Spring storm lingers after burying parts of Midwest in snow

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Friday, April 12 2019 Apr 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 8:11 AM April 12, 2019 in News - AP National

By The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Strong winds and more snow are expected in the Midwest after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions.

The storm lingered Friday in parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, but the system is expected to weaken as it moves north. Several snow-packed highways remain closed in Nebraska, and forecasters say unseasonably low temperatures will linger through the weekend.

Thursday's blizzard was the second "bomb cyclone" storm system to hit the region in a month. It closed highways, knocked out power to tens of thousands of people and left behind 25 inches of snow (63.5 centimeters) in northeast South Dakota.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed government offices in most of the state for a third straight day Friday. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency in much of his state, where the Minnesota State Patrol has responded to more than 500 crashes since Wednesday.

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