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Siouxland roads and highways snow packed and slick after storm

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Sioux City received 3.6 inches of snow from the storm. Sioux City received 3.6 inches of snow from the storm.

Siouxland's first major snowstorm has come and gone and Thursday morning residents started digging out. 

The snow stopped falling early Thursday morning, but strong winds blew it around.  Sioux City officially received about 3.6 inches of snow.  In Sioux City, the blizzard warning has been lifted and replaced with a winter weather advisory that is in effect until Thursday noon.  A blizzard warning does remain in effect until noon for eastern Siouxland counties because of those winds.  Many schools are planning to start classes late and a few have canceled. 

Trooper John Farley with the Iowa State Patrol says traffic on Highway 20 is slow moving.  The highway is completely covered in snow and travel is not recommend.  He says Iowa Department of Transportation snow plows are working to clear Interstate 29.  He says in Woodbury County, parts of the interstate are slick and snow packed, but the interstate is still passable.  Further south in Monona County, Trooper Farley says the conditions are much worse.  He says Iowa DOT crews are having a hard time to keep the roadways clear due to the amount of snowfall and windy condition.  Blowing snow has created treacherous conditions and the interstate in completely covered.  Trooper Farley says travel is not recommended.

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