Bismarck officially had 8½ inches of snow Monday through early Tuesday as measured at the Bismarck Airport, but some areas in the city reported 9½ inches.
“It is very difficult to measure it when the wind is whipping it around everywhere,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Kranz.
During the storm, Bismarck police responded to 21 vehicle crashes between Monday and early Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Mark Buschena.
Bismarck police normally respond to 10 crashes in a typical day, he said. The incidents did not involve any serious injuries, Buschena said.
The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office responded to two crashes on Monday, said Chief Deputy Kelly Leben.
“Surprisingly, things went very well yesterday with the weather,” Leben said Tuesday morning. “I think a lot of people heard the warnings and took heed and planned accordingly.”
An observer reported 8½ inches of snow in Mandan, according to the National Weather Service. Mandan police responded to three crashes on Monday that involved property damage but no injuries, said Lt. Pat Haug.
The Morton County Sheriff's Department responded to six vehicles that slid into a ditch, including on Interstate 94, said county spokeswoman Maxine Herr.
Ellendale reported the largest snowfall accumulation in the state with 19 inches, followed by Kulm with 15 inches, the National Weather Service said.
Partly sunny conditions are anticipated through Thursday, which will see a high of 28 degrees. A 20 percent chance of snow with a high of 33 degrees is expected Friday, according to the National Weather Service.