Jamestown reports more snow on Sunday

Jamestown crews were clearing snow beginning early Sunday.

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Snow removal equipment is working on Jamestown streets on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown received 4 inches of snow on Sunday, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital; 3 inches were reported on Saturday, for a total of 7 inches from a weekend storm.

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A man walks on a street near the Two Rivers Activity Center on Saturday, March 11.
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Stutsman Couty Chief Deputy Jason Falk said Saturday afternoon that road conditions were poor in the county and there were multiple calls of vehicles being stuck on roads.

“The gravel roads, secondary roads are really bad, they’re really plugged with snow,” he said. "We’ve actually, we’ve been having to use track Humvees to get to places on calls. We’re getting stuck a lot. We’ve had a lot of calls when interstate was closed, people going around and going up on Highway 36 and getting stuck up there."

He said there were six vehicles stuck and stranded on N.D. Highway 36 Saturday morning and emergency first responders in that area were able to get to them with the help of a state plow. The North Dakota Highway Patrol also responded to reports of vehicles going around the barriers when Interstate 94 was closed at Jamestown.

I-94 was closed Saturday morning from Jamestown to Montana and later reopened.


The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office also responded to a domestic case in the county in the early afternoon and those responding also got stuck so more were called in, and Falk said track vehicles were used to get to the location. One person was taken into custody for terrorizing, he said.

In Jamestown, Sgt. Bob Schlenvogt, shift supervisor of the Jamestown Police Department, said there were a few drivers getting stuck in the snow on Saturday.

"The snow emergency routes aren’t too bad because they’ve been plowed, at least most of them, I think," he said. "The roads that have been plowed are pretty good but all the residential streets and stuff like that that have not been plowed, they’re pretty rough. People are getting stuck on the side streets and that kind of thing."

Jamestown city crews began clearing snow on the emergency routes at 5 a.m. Sunday, March 12, and were expected to be in the residential areas after the emergency routes and will continue until finished.

The schedule is contingent upon changing weather conditions, snow accumulation totals and blowing and drifting snow.

A squirrel feeds during a winter storm on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in northeast Jamestown.
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Kathy Steiner has been the editor of The Jamestown Sun since 1995. She graduated from Valley City State College with a bachelor's degree in English and studied mass communications at North Dakota State University, Fargo. She reports on business, government and community topics in the Jamestown area. Reach her at 701-952-8449 or
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