Yes, we've had tough winters and our share of snow storms, but the blizzard that rolled through South Dakota on January 9, 1997 was one to be remembered.

20 foot-tall snow drifts caused by 50 MPH winds closed all interstates and forced authorities to issue stern warnings to travelers that if you are stranded out there - we're not coming to rescue you.

To make matters worse - the very next day - January 10, the temperatures plummeted to 12 below zero.

According to OnlyInYourState, over 100,000 cattle died in the storm.

And, as you can see from this next news clip. a Webster woman, Karen Nelson, was rescued after spending nearly 40 hours stranded in her car on a county road. She went on to make national news.


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