Judith Basin County under a Winter Storm Watch

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A "Winter Weather Advisory" was issued for Gaines County for Saturday morning, as a powerful winter storm is anticipated to skirt through the region in the overnight hours, bringing with it a wintry mix of precipitation to Southeast New Mexico and adjacent areas of West Texas.

One National Weather Service spotter reported 10 inches of snow about 12 miles northwest of Silver Bay along Lake County Highway 11, with that road almost impassable in a four-wheel drive truck. Snow accumulations of up to 7 inches are possible above 2,000 feet in those areas.

Winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour are also being forecast. "Apparently they spent the night in the cave or somewhere in that area and then they tried to come out early this morning".

He said survey teams were still assessing damage from flash flooding in southern MS and it was too soon to say how many roads and bridges were damaged or how many homes were flooded.

In Kansas, police said icy roads caused a fatal auto crash Thursday on an interstate highway. The crash involved a commercial vehicle and a passenger auto, Trooper Tod Hileman said.

Two people in Minnesota and one in North Dakota died due to weather conditions.

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Another person was hit and killed by a truck with a plow blade in Crow Wing County, Minn., The Weather Channel reported.

Sherburne County sheriff's officials say a small bus collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Area residents can expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The weather service reports 10 inches of snow north of Martin, North Dakota, as of late Thursday morning.

Midwestern blizzards dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across Minnesota and parts of the Dakotas on Thursday, authorities said.

Check road conditions across the state at KanDrive.org. The Minnesota Department of Transportation urged drivers to wait for conditions to improve if travel isn't necessary.

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