Weather advisory announced for Driftless Region

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect for Winneshiek County and the surrounding area from midnight tonight (Monday, Jan. 8) through Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Heavy snow is expected, with total accumulations estimated at between 5 and 8 inches. Winds will be gusting as high as 35 mph.

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that a snow emergency will be in effect starting at midnight Jan. 8, and will remain in effect until Sunday, Jan. 14, at noon.

The City’s snow emergency parking policy requires that on even-numbered calendar days, all vehicles shall be parked on the side of the street where buildings have even numbers. On odd-numbered calendar days, all vehicles shall be parked on the side of the street where buildings have odd numbers. All vehicles need to be parked on the correct side of the street by 12:01 a.m.. Sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight, residents can move their vehicles to the other side of the street in anticipation of the following day’s parking requirement.

The City is also reminding residents that snow must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snow event.

Snow from driveways, sidewalks, and/or parking lots cannot be deposited into City streets or alleys unless prior approval is received from the City.

Contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions

Travel could be very difficult during snow emergencies. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Forecasters say that If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, blankets, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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