Region's first taste of winter may bring second helping
Snow, ice and treacherous driving conditions greeted Hubbard County residents Saturday and more could be on the way.
The region is in a hazardous weather outlook according to the National Weather Service. Hubbard County saw its first measurable snowfall of the season, an inch or less.
"We issue those when we're expecting a significant event," said meteorologist Brad Hopkins in the NWS Grand Forks office.
By Sunday evening, a storm system building west of the Red River Valley will dump 2 to 3 more inches of snow, Hopkins predicted.
"The main band will probably go south of you," he said, but we're giving a heads up. If the system moves further north, the potential for snow is higher."
The system will move through the area Sunday night into Monday.
Meanwhile, icy roads throughout the county made some travel hazardous. A Hubbard County dispatcher said the county had not been to many accidents, but motorists could be seen sliding past icy intersections.
"It's the unfortunate part of winter that we need to re-learn how to drive on snow and ice," Hopkins said.