Early Snow Leaves Thousands Without Power In South Dakota; Thous - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Early Snow Leaves Thousands Without Power In South Dakota; Thousands Of Livestock Lost

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: The Weather Channel PHOTO: The Weather Channel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - National Guard troops are helping utility crews pull equipment through the heavy, wet snow to install new electricity poles in South Dakota, where more than 22,000 homes and businesses remain without power after a record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in western parts of the state.

The weekend storm was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow, and spawned destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths have been attributed to the weather, including a South Dakota man who collapsed while cleaning snow off his roof.

Meanwhile, cattle ranchers are trying to assess how many of their animals died during the unseasonably early blizzard. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.says ranchers are reporting losing between 20 percent and 50 percent of their herds.

Temperatures in the Rapid City area were expected to warm into the 60s today to continue melting the heavy snow.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Neighbors worried about prowler in Spokane’s West Central District

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:19:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors in Spokane’s West Central District are worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows. Erica Milward lives in the area of Sherwood and Boone and says she noticed something suspicious the night of Friday the 13th. “I heard the front gate open and looked out the window and didn’t see anything,” said Milward. “And then I saw a man standing in front of the house

    More >>
  • Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:40:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

    More >>
  • Thieves target bicycle parked outside of Spokane hospital

    Thieves target bicycle parked outside of Spokane hospital

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:14:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man visiting his sick aunt at the hospital finds his bicycle stripped. Thieves preyed on him as he parked it just feet from an entrance at Holy Family. "It stings," Justin Santiago said. Santiago said it's been just a rough stretch for his entire family. "(My aunt) has been really sick," he said. His beloved aunt has chromes disease, pneumonia and recently had a stroke as well. Justin used his bicycle to visit her. "I parked it 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man visiting his sick aunt at the hospital finds his bicycle stripped. Thieves preyed on him as he parked it just feet from an entrance at Holy Family. "It stings," Justin Santiago said. Santiago said it's been just a rough stretch for his entire family. "(My aunt) has been really sick," he said. His beloved aunt has chromes disease, pneumonia and recently had a stroke as well. Justin used his bicycle to visit her. "I parked it 

    More >>