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Residents woke up to a heavy costing of snow Tuesday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Residents woke up to a heavy costing of snow Tuesday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

HC gets 8 inches of snow; system has mostly moved through

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Hubbard County woke up to nearly 8 inches of snow Tuesday, but most area buses, including Park Rapids, were running on time.

The heaviest band has moved away from the region, with just a light dusting expected today, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Makowski. At most that will e an inch or two.

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Snow totals up to 15 inches were recorded northwest of Hubbard County, he said, with areas around Bemidji getting 8 inches.

Major county roads and state highways had been plowed by 7 a.m., but County Road 49 had not seen a plow yet.

Crews are out and have been since early morning. Winds are blowing the fluffy snow onto the roadways, complicating visibility. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day.

• Here is the extended forecast: TodaySnow, mainly before noon. High near 26. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

• TonightMostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

• Wednesday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morn-ing.

• Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 8. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

• ThursdayPartly sunny, with a high near 30. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

• Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

• FridayPartly sunny, with a high near 32.

• Friday NightA slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

• SaturdayPartly sunny, with a high near 33.

• Saturday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

• SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 35.

• Sunday NightA slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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