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PHOTOS: Cold snap

Jan. 14—Snow, gusting winds and frigid subzero temperatures from an arctic air mass descended on the Flathead Valley this week.

Ice forms along the shoreline of Flathead Lake at the Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park in Bigfork on Friday, Jan. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A resident of Third Avenue East shovels snow on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Beth and David Steele ice skate across the frozen surface of Flathead Lake's Somers Bay as steam fog rises off the lake on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Brian, Corbin and Elizabeth Lockwood ice skate on the frozen surface of Flathead Lake's Somers Bay with their dog Willow on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ian Bartling and Beth and David Steele ice skate across the surface of Flathead Lake's Somers Bay as steam fog rises off the lake on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A pedestrian crosses Fifth Street East along South Main Street during whiteout conditions on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Macy Warr and her dog Lucy walk along First Avenue West on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Dylan Ratliff bundles up for a walk back to his residence along Fifth Street West in Kalispell on Friday, Jan. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Gusts of wind break apart giant pieces of ice on Flathead Lake at the Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park on Friday, Jan. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jay Dundas uses a snowblower to clear snow from the sidewalks and garages around his neighbors' residences with the help of friend and neighbor Mary Anne Miller at Sixth Avenue West and and Fifth Street West in Kalispell on Friday, Jan. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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David and Beth Steele check on ice skating conditions at Somers Beach State Park on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Steels opted to go to Somers Boat Launch for better skating conditions. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ice fishermen wait for bites in subzero temperatures on the frozen surface of Church Slough along the Flathead River on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Martin Rippens clears snow in front of his home along Third Avenue East in Kalispell on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ian Bartling and David Steele ice skate across the surface of Flathead Lake's Somers Bay as steam fog rises off the lake on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Brian, Corbin and Elizabeth Lockwood ice skate around the frozen surface of Flathead Lake's Somers Bay on Saturday, Jan. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Mary Anne Miller clears snow from the sidewalks around her neighbors' residences with her friend and neighbor Jay Dundas at Sixth Avenue West and Fifth Street West in Kalispell on Friday, Jan. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Martin Rippens clears snow in front of his home along Third Avenue East in Kalispell on Thursday, Jan. 11. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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