The two feet of snow that was forecast in northern Nebraska fell in northeastern South Dakota instead, Accuweather reported late Thursday.
Norbeck and Mansfield, S. D., received more than two feet of snow and Red Elm, S,D. had 4- to 5-foot drifts, as of Thursday evening. The storm also hit Minnesota hard.
Accuweather reported at least 1,530 flights were canceled into and out of Denver International Airport and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport combined during Wednesday and Thursday.
Their report estimates that 200 million people were and will be affected across the path of the storm. That includes businesses, insurance, flight cancellations, rail traffic, highway transportation, power outages, closings and resultant flooding that will follow over the next week or so.
Electrical workers from Nebraska headed to the area of Sioux Falls. S.D. Friday morning to help repair downed power lines.
A total of 13 technicians and one supervisor will help restore lines for Xcel Energy in the Sioux Falls, S.D. area, NPPD spokesman Mark Becker said.
NPPD team members are from O’Neill, Norfolk, Loup City, South Sioux City, Bloomfield, Hartington, Aurora, Kearney, Ainsworth, Lexington, York, and Plattsmouth.