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Blizzards dump up to 33 inches of snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early winter standstill and forcing a tourist town to postpone its annual Octoberfest’s polka-dancing bar crawl.

The storm dumped 33 inches of snow in a part of South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills near Lead, ‘‘and it’s still coming down,’’ National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Helgeson said Friday afternoon.

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