Western Dakotas hit with heavy snow, strong winds

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Much of the western Dakotas is under a winter storm warning, as heavy snow and strong winds pound the area.

The National Weather Service says central North Dakota could get up to a foot of snow by Wednesday night, with strong winds blowing the snow around and reducing visibility.

North Dakota's Transportation Department issued a travel alert for the central part of the state, urging motorists to be aware of dangerous driving conditions. Some schools in the region were starting late Monday.

Up to 5 inches of snow is expected in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, along with wind gusts exceeding 50 mph. North central South Dakota also could get similar snow amounts.

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11/28/2016 5:46:02 AM (GMT -7:00)