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Blizzard warning in effect

Snow emergency in WC declared for Saturday

Webster City and Hamilton County are under a blizzard warning in effect until Friday at 6 p.m.

Conditions on Friday call for areas more snow with areas of blowing snow possible, making travel hazardous. Snow accumulation for Thursday and Friday could total from 7 to 9 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Northwest winds are expected from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 40 mph.

Friday night, look for cloudy skies with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Conditions may be breezy with patchy blowing snow until Saturday morning, according to the weather service.

Snow emergency

Webster City officials have declared a snow emergency for Saturday, Jan. 16, beginning at 6 a.m. All vehicles must be off the streets by 8 a.m. Parking is prohibited until both sides of the street have been cleared or until the snow emergency has been lifted. Vehicles on the street after 8 a.m. will be ticketed $35 and are subject to tow, according to city officials.

City crews will be out Friday throughout the day to keep the main roads open and will work on side streets as much as possible, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

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