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PHOTOS: Winter storm continues in northern Great Plains

A tanker truck is tended to by firefighters after sliding off the snowy highway near mile marker 48 on Interstate 90 in Piedmont Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber)1 / 3
Light snow falls as a bighorn sheep ram grazes along a hillside across from Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery on Highway 44 in Rapid City on Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber)2 / 3
A lone motorist moves along the icy road over O'Neil Pass west of Lead on Tuesday. A winter storm packing high winds and heavy snow has enveloped the nation's midsection, plunging temperatures to single digits for daytime highs and below zero for lows overnight. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)3 / 3

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Transportation officials in the Dakotas are cautioning residents about hazardous travel conditions as a winter storm continues in the northern Great Plains.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says snowy, icy conditions contributed to at least one fatality on Tuesday. Fifty-nine-year-old Ronald Waters, of Watford City, died when the semitrailer he was driving rolled in a ditch south of the city.

The National Weather Service has posted various winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for the region through Wednesday evening, with snow tapering off throughout the day. Parts of the Dakotas got anywhere from a couple of inches to more than half a foot on Tuesday.

Forecasters say the snow will be followed by bitter cold, with low temperatures dropping to 25 below zero Friday and Saturday in some areas.