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Thanksgiving blizzard hits local area


December 5, 2019

The first major snowstorm of the winter was kind enough to wait until after Thanksgiving Day to interrupt travel, though the cold wind and fog in some areas on Thursday certainly spoke of what was to come. When the snowflakes finally began to fall late on Friday afternoon, they would continue to do so throughout the next day, accompanied by strong winds and occasional whiteout conditions.

The storm system moved out of the central Rockies into the northern and central plains, according to the National Weather Service. Snow fell across a wide area stretching from Gillette and Wright in the we...

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