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Jamestown reports 11 inches of snow

Jamestown residents are digging out from 11 inches of snow accumulated Monday, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital. The snow accumulation was for the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The measurement is also the total amount of snow on the ground as all previous accumulations had melted.

Jamestown crews were having difficulty removing the snow from the streets, according to Reed Schwartzkopf, city engineer.

The snow was heavy enough to cause mechanical problems with the blower and the city was not able to retain enough truck operators to haul the snow away, he said.

City crews plan to work through the night to continue to clear snow, Schwartzkopf said.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation reopened all highways in North Dakota. As of 11 a.m., the Jamestown area continues to see scattered icy conditions while the Valley City area has scattered snow drifts.

Jamestown Public Schools opened two hours late this morning with buses running at that time. Alfred Dickey Library will open at 1 p.m. with no services today at Stutsman County Library or from the bookmobile.

 

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