Wallace walloped with snow


WALLACE, S.D. (KELO) — Towns all over KELOLAND are recovering from last week’s storm. 

The highest snow total report came out of a small town in Codington County. 

There’s no mistaking where Russell Vierkandt stands on the blizzard that blew through town last week. 

“Horrible. I haven’t seen one like that since 1991 back in Minnesota,” Russell Vierkantdt said. 

Vierkandt lives in nearby Bradley, but he works on Main St. in Wallace. 

“It shouldn’t happen now. This is spring,” Vierkandt said. 

The storm dropped 30.8 inches of snow in Wallace. 

“In my lifetime, I’ve never seen this much snow at one time. We’ve had 20 inch snows before, but not this much at one time. But we’re pretty used to it,” Wallace Fire Chief Ryan Keller said. 

People in town say it is melting fairly quickly. 

Vierkandt is ready for a change of scenery. 

“I just hope that spring comes quickly. The farmers got to get in the field. And I prefer spring and summer anyway. Winter is a long haul so I’ll be glad to see summer come,” Vierkandt said. 

But just in case it doesn’t, there’s always this option on the table…

“I might just move south,” Vierkandt said. 

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