Northern Hills receives late season snowstorm - KOTA Territory News

Northern Hills receives late season snowstorm

It started with wind and rain showers followed by snow showers in the Northern Black Hills.  The Lead/Deadwood area received ten inches of snow by news time Monday.

Unlike a winter storm, this spring snowfall melted quickly on the roadways.  Accumulation could be seen in the forest surrounding Deadwood.

Meantime, Rapid City, Hot Springs, and Kadoka only received  rain Sunday and Monday.

Ron Lentz, who is visiting Deadwood from Huntsville Alabama arrived Sunday.  He said he was surprised by the weather.  For him, safety was of top priority.

"I just kept thinking, 'ok if we start sliding what do I do? Which way do I turn the steering wheel?' I kind of had to plan ahead, and my wife was doing all the praying, and we got here safely," said Lentz.

Scott Bruce who lives in Rapid City but works in Lead said he is trying to look at the bright side.

"I like the moisture. I noticed that the canyon has a lot of water in it right now, and last year it really didn't have much water in it. So, I think our reservoirs are filling up, and it's going to be a great summer," said Bruce.

Schools were canceled for the day Monday. More snow is expected through Wednesday afternoon.

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