FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The first significant snow of the season has dumped as much as 17 inches in parts of eastern North Dakota.

School buses are running 2 hours behind Thursday as drivers deal with the slippery roads. The National Weather Service says the highest snow totals are in Finley at 17 inches, in Hannaford at 16.5 inches and a little more than 14 inches west of Hope.

Grand Forks set a record snowfall for the date at 5.7 inches.

The state Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a “no travel advisory” for parts of eastern North Dakota on Wednesday evening due to snow and ice-covered roads and reduced visibility.

The advisory included Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ellendale, Oakes, Cooperstown, Michigan, Larimore and surrounding areas. That advisory was lifted Thursday morning.

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