Storm Leaves Northland Snowed In

By KBJR News 1

February 12, 2013 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) --- Raging winds and heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on the region Sunday night.

The snow piled up and residents were left cleaning up quite the mess.

It snowed..it snowed...and it snowed some more, canceling classes across the Northland and leaving the region under a thick blanket.

"It looks like it's at least a foot and half in some places," said Duluth resident Michael Chaney.

"I'm guessing it's 4-8, depending. Maybe a little more with some of the drifting, and sloppy and wet underneath," said Duluth native Shawn Hoover.

The storm left the area buried..and if you are like any other Northlander your morning probably looked like this- digging yourself, your neighbors and your car out of the snow.

"I know a lot of people want the snow, but my selfish reasoning is I don't want to have to clean it up," said Hoover.

"As bad as it is to shovel, we need it," said Chaney.

For those not left cleaning up...the best part was...

"NO SCHOOL!"

These kids definitely didn't waste their day away from the classroom.

"How about we go skiing? It's our snow day let's do something fun today!" exclaimed Katie Kroska, a student at Holy Rosary.

While some were disappointed with the reappearance of winter, others embraced it's return.

"This is great. I mean if you don't like it up here, if you complain about it. I know not everybody can move but this is a nice place. We have all seasons," said Chaney.

In Duluth, Raeanna Marnati for KBJR 6 and Range 11.

Snow fall totals ranged from just 3 inches falling in Hayward to the heaviest snow falling in Grand Rapids with 9 inches.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati