Spencer digs out 6″ of snow just 7 days before official start to spring

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Winds are gusty, blowing around some snow, temperatures are winter-like with wind chills in the single digits, and residents are digging out. A late winter snow storm dropped about 6″ in Spencer, IA and residents hope it’s the last one. 

“How’s the snow removal going for you today?” asks 


“The last snow event we had about a month ago, kind of the same scenario, we didn’t have anyone calling in that they were up in the ditches or stranded anywhere, so it’s kind of telling me if they’re out traveling they’re taking their time… or they’re heeding the meteorologists’ advice or the sheriff’s advice and staying home” says Sheriff Chris Raveling, Clay County.


Even though warnings have expired in Clay County, plows are still out as wind is still blowing snow about the highways and resident streets. Sheriff Raveling advises residents to continue to take caution around any moving plows.


“If you can’t see their mirrors, they can’t see you. So you need to make sure that you’re backing off from those snow plows, not saying that you can’t pass them but if you do you got to take your time” says Sheriff Chris Raveling, Clay County.


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