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Grand Forks deputy: 'Snow is 2-4 feet deep on the highways, and we're getting stuck'

Travel is impossible in parts of the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota.
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It's gotten extremely nasty in northwest Minnesota and the Dakotas as a ferocious blizzard with 50-60 mph wind gusts is driving heavy snow through the air, causing impossible travel conditions. 

A deputy from the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department took a selfie video on a highway saying "the snow is 2-4 feet deep on the highways, and we're getting stuck, too."

"Please stay home we don't need to be dealing with this all day," the deputy adds. 

No Travel advisories have been issued all across the eastern half of North Dakota and in parts of northwest Minnesota, where significant snow totals are expected today in addition to intense winds. 

Related: Blizzard shuts down interstates in North Dakota, motorists stranded

The National Weather Service expects the worst of the storm to occur midday Thursday, with snow winding down from west to east after 7 p.m. 

The same storm system whipped up winds 80-100 mph in parts of Colorado on Wednesday, and a Colorado state trooper assisting a stranded motorist was struck and killed while on the side of a road. 

"It is a tragic reminder that people's lives are at stake," said Shoshana Lew, head of the Colorado Department of Transportation, via The Weather Channel. "The best place to be is at home and off the roads."

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