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CHISOLM – It’s mid-April but it doesn’t look exactly like spring outside.
A predicted four to seven inches turning into almost double that.
"I was kind of surprised to see this much," Chisholm resident Larry Baskavan said.
Heavy wet snow blanketed the northland.
The Iron Range was hit the hardest with eleven inches of snow.
"Kind of funny to go from 70 degrees down to this," Baskavan said.
"I wake up and I can't get into my car," Virginia Resident Spencer Johnson said.
The snowstorm rolled into town as rain and quickly turned into snow.
"I looked out there and there wasn't anything,” Baskavan said. Then I looked again and it was snowing like crazy."
People were forced to bring out their ice scrapers and dust off those snow blowers that were tucked away in the garage.
"Just so wet and heavy you can hardly blow," said Baskava.
Cars drove on bare pavement just a few days ago, now stuck.
The National Weather Service put out a winter storm warning.
The heavy snow even left some without power.
"The power was flickering a little bit last night," said Baskava.
Plows hit the streets for one of the most challenging snow storms of the year.
"With this snow this heavy it creates even a mess as your plowing it," Chisholm City Clerk Mark Casey said.
An empty playground and idle bus sit because class was canceled for numerous school districts.
"Mom said that there's no school today so we got to sleep in," said Nathan Ritchie who school canceled class.
I like being off of school,” said Kishara Belarde who was off from
school. Because It's a good thing cause I don't really like school."
Locals say at the end of the day they do not mind the sun and warm temps temporarily replaced with snow.
"We need the moistures, so dry," said Baskava.
actually pretty out today cause all the snow,” said Johnson. Kinda
sticking to the trees and everything so that’s kinda cool."