Emergency snow ordinance in effect at 3 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Humboldt and surrounding counties to the east, west and south from 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. A total of 5-7 inches of snow is expected. The city of Humboldt has issued an emergency snow ordinance meaning no parking on residential streets, effective at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Humboldt Independent photo.

The city of Humboldt has advised that an Emergency Snow Ordinance has been issued, effective at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. There will be no on street parking except for Sumner Avenue from 4th Street to 8th Street. All vehicles should be removed from city residential streets by 3 p.m. or face being ticketed for a civil penalty, or possibly towed. Questions or concerns may be directed to Humboldt City Hall, (515) 332-3435.
The ordinance is being issued in advance of an expected winter storm. According to the National Weather Service, snow will overspread across much of northern Iowa Thursday afternoon and will slowly settle southward into central Iowa Thursday night and Friday morning. Snowfall rates will be moderate to heavy at times. Northerly winds are expected to increase Thursday night into Friday, creating areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially in rural, open areas.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has advised a Winter Storm Warning from 3 p.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday. This includes all of Humboldt, Wright, Webster and Pocahontas counties, including the cities of Humboldt, Gilmore City, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Clarion, Belmond, Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge and much of north central Iowa.
According to the National Weather Service, total snow accumulations in our area are expected to be 5-7 inches. Northerly winds are expected to increase to 15-25 miles per hour.
Plan for difficult travel conditions and allow extra time. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

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