Blizzard impacting area; several business closures already announced
December 27, 2021
Our area is in a Blizzard Warning until 06:00PM Monday, December 27.
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
* AFFECTED AREAS: EDDY ... NELSON ... GRIGGS ... STEELE ... BARNES ... RANSOM ... SARGENT...BOTTINEAU ... ROLETTE ... MCHENRY ... PIERCE ... SHERIDAN ... WELLS ... FOSTER ... KIDDER ... STUTSMAN ... LA MOURE
Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for North Dakota can be found at dot.nd.gov/travel and for Minnesota at 511mn.org, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.
The following businesses are closed on Monday, Dec. 27 due to the blizzard.
*The Eddy County Courthouse and all Eddy County offices
*CHI St. Alexius Health clinics in Carrington and New Rockford. **The emergency room remains open**
*All three Community Credit Union offices
*Rockford Cafe, New Rockford
*Nicolai Chiropractic Center, New Rockford
*Central Pharmacy- Carrington and New Rockford
*Bank Forward New Rockford branch
*Bessette Motors, Carrington
Businesses, to get your weather-related closure added to this notice, please contact us at [email protected]