Brenda Nolting, of Rapid City, S.D., rolled her cart to her car after stocking up on necessities Friday at a local supermarket.
A deadly storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains that caused millions of dollars of damage. The storm dumped at least 33 inches of snow in a part of South Dakota's scenic Black Hills, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow was blamed for the deaths of three people who were killed in a traffic accident Friday on snow-slicked U.S. 20 in northeast Nebraska.
Forecasters said the cold front would eventually combine with other storms to make for a wild, and probably very wet, weekend for much of the central U.S. and Southeast.