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Living in Iowa

By Staff | Jan 25, 2017

Clearing a fast foot of snow went fantastic for city workers

by Amy H. Peterson

Staff Writer

Wednesday afternoon, Estherville city administrator Penny Clayton said the snow removal was “going really well.”?

By early afternoon the plows were finished, and city vehicles were sanding the streets.

“They will be out at midnight to clear the downtown area, so when people open for business tomorrow, the streets should be clear,”?Clayton said.

The Estherville Police Department canvassed the city, knocking on doors where they found cars parked on the streets.

“I?want to thank the Estherville Police Department. We’d much rather have voluntary cooperation than have to ticket and tow. It’s so much easier for everyone,”?Clayton said.

According to the National Weather Service, flurries and blowing snow will continue into the next several days.

Area snowfall totals:?

Estherville:?12 inches

Spencer:?10 inches

Spirit Lake:?10 inches

West Okoboji:?9 inches

Swea City:?7 inches

Fairmont:?6 inches

Jackson:?5.5 inches

Hartley topped off the area snowfall with 14 inches.