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Vehicles reported in ditch near Jamestown, city crews to begin clearing snow Sunday

Residential areas will be cleared of snow beginning Dec. 6.

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A man clears snow Sunday, Dec. 5, in Jamestown. Kathy Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

Windy conditions Sunday afternoon caused multiple semitrailers, trucks and other trailers to jackknife on Interstate 94 or go in the ditch near Jamestown, according to the Stutsman County Communications Center.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Stutsman County around 3:30 p.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. The weather service said winds gusting as high as 45 mph would create areas of blowing and drifting snow through mid-evening and roads, bridges and overpasses would be slick and hazardous.

No injuries were reported.

No travel issues related to the weather had been reported in Jamestown. The communications center reported a few minor accidents from Saturday evening until early Sunday afternoon.

Jamestown crews expect to begin clearing snow in residential areas beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, with the downtown district being cleared beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday.

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Jamestown city ordinance requires that a property owner keep the sidewalk adjoining the property clear of snow and ice. People should not deposit snow or ice on the city street after the city plow has cleared the street. These violations are Class B misdemeanors under the general penalty and will result in a fine.

The snow-clearing schedule is contingent upon changing weather conditions and snow accumulation totals.

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