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A commercial emergency snow route parking prohibition goes into effect at 12:00 am and expires at 8:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Vehicles parked along the route may be towed if not moved from the street during this time. Please note this is the downtown area circled in red. ... See moreSee less

A commercial emergency snow route parking prohibition goes into effect at 12:00 am and expires at 8:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Vehicles parked along the route may be towed if not moved from the street during this time. Please note this is the downtown area circled in red.

 

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City of Fort Dodge, Iowa Official Page

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Everyone knows the drill at this point... Stay safe! 29 days until Spring!!

A parking prohibition will automatically go into effect on all Residential Emergency Snow Routes when there has been an accumulation of 2 inches or more of snow. This prohibition will be in effect until 24 hours after the snow stops falling.

For those people not on snow routes, please park your car off the street if possible as it makes our jobs easier. During this event, you may park across a sidewalk or on the parking right-of-way until the snow has been cleared.***Outdated Information ***
Please see later updated posts regarding this winter snow event.

Tue AM - Another system very similar to what occurred this weekend is expected to affect Iowa tonight and Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snow should enter south and west Iowa early this evening and spread north and east through the remainder of the state into the night. Widespread accumulations from 5 to 9 inches are forecast throughout central Iowa with the highest end of that range west. Although winds will not be extreme, there may still be some minor blowing and drifting snow in rural areas by early Wednesday with visibilities down to a quarter mile at times due to intense snowfall rates. For travel information, please visit 511ia.org/ and for the latest forecast information visit weather.gov/desmoines.
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Everyone knows the drill at this point... Stay safe! 29 days until Spring!!

A parking prohibition will automatically go into effect on all Residential Emergency Snow Routes when there has been an accumulation of 2 inches or more of snow. This prohibition will be in effect until 24 hours after the snow stops falling.

For those people not on snow routes, please park your car off the street if possible as it makes our jobs easier. During this event, you may park across a sidewalk or on the parking right-of-way until the snow has been cleared.

 

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Weather like this heading my way again less than a week later, makes me wonder "Why did I leave Arizona?

Clearing Snow from Around Fire Hydrants

When winter is at its coldest, you may want to spend most of your time inside. However, it is important to keep an eye on what is happening outdoors, too. Winter weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow.

In the event of an emergency, crews can find and access the hydrant with the greatest possible speed. Those extra few seconds can make a major difference in an emergency.

Fire trucks carry limited water, so one of the first tasks upon arrival is to locate the nearest fire hydrant for water. Hydrants covered with snow can be difficult to locate, and uncovering them can waste valuable time.

If there is a fire hydrant near your home, please ensure you clear snow or ice at least three feet from around the hydrant.

This is a great way to ensure it is always clear during a snow event. We also suggest shoveling a path from the sidewalk to the street or driveway so the hydrant is visible to firefighters from the road.

It is generally considered the responsibility of the residents occupying the property near the hydrant. If you do not have a hydrant in your yard and the person is not able to maintain the clearance around it, consider adopting one.
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Clearing Snow from Around Fire Hydrants

When winter is at its coldest, you may want to spend most of your time inside. However, it is important to keep an eye on what is happening outdoors, too. Winter weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow.

In the event of an emergency, crews can find and access the hydrant with the greatest possible speed. Those extra few seconds can make a major difference in an emergency. 

Fire trucks carry limited water, so one of the first tasks upon arrival is to locate the nearest fire hydrant for water. Hydrants covered with snow can be difficult to locate, and uncovering them can waste valuable time. 

If there is a fire hydrant near your home, please ensure you clear snow or ice at least three feet from around the hydrant. 

This is a great way to ensure it is always clear during a snow event. We also suggest shoveling a path from the sidewalk to the street or driveway so the hydrant is visible to firefighters from the road.

It is generally considered the responsibility of the residents occupying the property near the hydrant. If you do not have a hydrant in your yard and the person is not able to maintain the clearance around it, consider adopting one.

The Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert for today (Feb. 17) has been cancelled. ... See moreSee less

The Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert for today (Feb. 17) has been cancelled.

City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

Name: 24th Ave N Construction: Expected Completion: Fall 2018

Name: East Region Storm Sewer - Phase 3B (1st Ave S & S 29th St): Expected Completion: Winter 2018

Name: Southeast Sewer Trunk - Phase 2 (12th Ave S & S 23rd St): Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: South Central Drainage - Phase 1: Expected Start: Summer 2018

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