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Winter Storm Taylor dumps roofs in North Dakota, Minnesota

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  • Winter Storm Taylor closed long journeys of two interstate Saturday in South Dakota.
  • A stretch of I-80 in Wyoming was closed due to poor visibility and crashes.
  • Officials in different northern states urged drivers to avoid journeys unless absolutely necessary.

Winter Storm Taylor departed early Sunday in the high Midwest and Northeast, causing strong winds and snow to cancel out the power, closed roads, and canceled flights.

More than 7000 customers had no electricity in Michigan from 1.30 pm. Sunday, according to poweroutages.us. More than 9,000 homes and businesses were without power in New York.

More than 380 flights have been canceled before Sunday, according to flightaware.com.

Two companies in the Fargo area, North Dakota, lost their roof on Sunday morning KFGO radio reported due to heavy snowfall. Part of the roof of Trail King Industries collapsed in West Fargo. Later in the morning, the roof of Matt & # 39; s Automotive Center, just across the state border in Moorhead, Minnesota, also collapses.

By the end of the morning, all parts of Interstate 29 and Interstate 94 were open in North and South Dakota.

In South Dakota, officials reopened a stretch of I-90 between Wall and Mitchell.

(MORE: View the weather forecast for Winter Storm Taylor)

A piece of Interstate 80 in Wyoming that was closed in both directions was reopened on Saturday later.

The roadway was closed between Laramie, Wyoming and Cheyenne, because snow was blown to the ground by strong winds, significantly reducing the visibility that caused crashes, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

"Winter Storm Taylor stepped into the Plains on Saturday morning, resulting in an increase in winds, including parts of southern Wyoming," said meteorologist Linda Lam.

"The gusts of wind in the Rawlins area reached 40 km / h and the Cheyenne Airport measured the gusts of wind up to 44 mph until Saturday morning."

An estimated 9 centimeters of snow has already fallen in parts of southwestern North Dakota and another 8 inches in northwestern South Dakota.

Many roads were covered with snow across the states, prompting the North Dakota Highway Patrol not to provide travel advice for parts of the state.

The Minnesota State Patrol also urged drivers to avoid unnecessary journeys before the storm, but at least one trailer crashed in slippery conditions on Interstate 90 near Jackson, Minnesota, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

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