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Jamestown reports 4 inches of snow, snow removal schedule released

People in the Jamestown area woke to 4 inches of new snow this morning, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital heating plant.

Jamestown street department crews will begin work in residential areas at 11 a.m. today. The crews return to the downtown area at 11 p.m. tonight. Merchants and others in the downtown area are asked to have sidewalks shoveled by 9 p.m.

Roads in rural areas were better than expected, according to Casey Yunck, a deputy with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office. The department reported four or five vehicles in the ditch during the overnight hours but had anticipated more problems given the snow and wind.

Travelers on rural roads were urged to use caution with pillow drifts and patchy ice still a problem.

In Jamestown, Tyler Loven, an officer with the Jamestown Police Department, said he wasn’t aware of any accidents during the overnight hours. He also urged caution on the streets and reminded travelers to watch out for snowplows.

Interstate 29 between Fargo and the Canadian border continues to be closed Thursday morning. The North Dakota Department of Transportation lifted a no travel advisory for the Devils Lake area Thursday morning.

A travel alert remains in effect for all areas of central and eastern North Dakota Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service winter storm warning for the Jamestown area expired at 9 a.m.

A windchill advisory was issued from now until noon Friday for the Jamestown area.

The forecast still includes blowing snow, blustery conditions and below zero temperatures for the rest of the day.

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