Blizzard warnings issued across the Northern Plains for the weekend as 'historic' two-feet of snow blasts the Dakotas and causes more than 100 flights to be delayed in Denver as Winter Storm Aubrey closes in | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Blizzard warnings issued across the Northern Plains for the weekend as 'historic' two-feet of snow blasts the Dakotas and causes more than 100 flights to be delayed in Denver as Winter Storm Aubrey closes in

Blizzard conditions have forecasters urging residents in northern North Dakota to travel only in emergencies as strong winds from a powerful fall snowstorm whipped up accumulating snow.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for northern North Dakota and winter storm warnings and watches elsewhere in the state and into parts of South Dakota and Minnesota through Saturday afternoon.

'It is significant, historic amounts for this time of year' in North Dakota, said NWS meteorologist Renee Wise.

The heavy, wet snow was accompanied by sleet and ice, making road travel treacherous if not impossible in some areas, the weather service said.

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