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Snowfall totals reach 17.5 inches in massive March storm

Tow bans in Worth, Cerro Gordo counties lifted at 3:30 p.m.

Posted: Mar. 24, 2018 9:45 AM
Updated: Mar. 25, 2018 9:01 AM

Let’s hope you have a working shovel or a snow blower filled with gas.
Odds are, if you live in north Iowa and into southern Minnesota you need one or the other.
A massive winter storm made its way through the area Friday night into Saturday, leaving more than a foot of snow in its path.
Mason City finished with 17.5 inches. Clear Lake, Rockford and Garner received 16 inches. 
Albert Lea in southern Minnesota registered 10 inches of snow.
Sgt. Dana Knutson with the Iowa State Patrol said tow bans were lifted in Worth and Cerro Gordo Counties at 3:30 p.m.
Those bans went into effect around 1 a.m.

RELATED: Tow bans, power outages and travel limitations in much of area. 

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Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
26° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 13°
Albert Lea
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Hi: 30° Lo: 8°
Feels Like: 17°
Austin
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Hi: 31° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 18°
Charles City
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Hi: 31° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 17°
Rochester
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Hi: 28° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 16°
Snow may be tapering off, but winds and blowing snow will continue into the night.
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