Morning Meeting: Winter Returns To KELOLAND

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 at 10:26 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Not surprisingly, the weather was the top topic during Monday’s morning meeting. While Interstate 90 between Wall and Chamberlain is once again open, Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border remains closed as of 10 a.m.  And the city of Sioux Falls just issued a snow alert.  Plows are clearing emergency routes first; Zone 3 streets will be next.

The winter storm kept the KELOLAND meteorologists busy over the weekend. This morning, Brian Karstens put together a weather blog that includes the latest snowfall totals.

People in Aberdeen are digging out from more than 16 inches of snow that fell; KELOLAND’s Erich Schaffhauser told me he had to pull out the snow blower to clear a path in the alley near his house. Erich will have more from the Hub City later on KELOLAND News.

All of that snow made getting home a challenge for a couple that lives near Aberdeen. Sunday evening, meteorologist Tony Barlow noticed a car stuck in a drift on our Aberdeen Skycam. The weekend crew put in a call to authorities and continued to keep an eye on the vehicle. It took more than two hours before the couple was finally safe in their home! KELOLAND’s Jon Wilson put together a story on the rescue for KELOLAND This Morning. He’s working on another story about it for later today; this one will include a deputy who was part of the rescue efforts.

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