Snowstorm hits northern Iowa
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(ABC 6 News) – Another round of snow hit northern Iowa Saturday for some they might say they are sick of the snow, but others say it’s just another day.
“I’ve lived in Iowa for 35 years so snow is snow at this point,” said Chistopher Willis.
He made his way to Mason City from Northwood. He says the roads were not too bad on the drive down.
“Usually from Mason City to Manly they’re not too bad, but from Manly to Northwood they’re terrible,” said Willis.
He says that’s mainly because of the wind blowing the snow onto the roads.
But Mason City Police Lieutenant Mike Lillquist says the wind isn’t too much of a factor in town.
“We have a lot more traffic a lot more pedestrians in town. So, you just gotta plan a little bit more in advance, start stopping sooner and just know that everything is going to be slick,” said Lt. Lillquist.
Lieutenant Lillquist says it was a bit of a quiet day as far as accidents go in town, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t busy.
“We typically get notified of parking complaints through the snowplows. That’s kind of the biggest congestion we have are cars parking on both sides of the roads when they shouldn’t be,” said Lt. Lillquist.
In Mason City, you must park on the even side of the street on even days of the month and the odd side for the odd-numbered days so the plows can properly clear the roads.
The snow should be wrapping up tonight, but Lieutenant Lillquist says just because the snow has stopped, and the plows have been by doesn’t mean the roads are necessarily good to drive on. So, if you plan to drive before you leave make you check 511 for the latest road conditions.