Weather Related Delays and Closings

Mason City Makes the Most of Mountains of Snow This Winter

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MASON CITY, Iowa  --  Mason City has seen mountains of snow this winter. Each week or so, snowstorms traveled across Minnesota and into Iowa. On Sunday, approximately 6.8 inches of snow fell in the area, leaving another winter wonderland for residents to scoop.

Steve Heller just moved to Mason City from Forest City, and was helping his neighbor scoop out his drive after the snowfall.

“Just helping them out, I used to do it in Forest City when I lived there,” said Heller. “I just continue it, to help somebody else out, as they tend to help you when you’re in need.”

Heller noted the spring snowstorm has happened before in Iowa.

“In the mid 60s there in Forest City was like a tunnel going east on Highway 9, they had to blow it out,” said Heller.

Bob Fisher has been the News and Sports Director on Radio Station KGLO in Mason City.

“At the beginning of the winter, it was kind a decent winter,” said Fisher. “Then all the sudden this last six weeks it’s been snowstorm after a snowstorm after a snowstorm, getting 30 inches since March 1, it’s been unreal for this area.”

Fisher said he doesn’t mind reading community and school cancellations. However, he does note that area school superintendents are becoming concerned about how the school year may have to stretch into June due to all the school cancellations.

“I talk to a lot of people who can’t believe we keep getting this snow and how cold it gets normally in the winter, 30 below at times,” said Fisher. “It’s definitely the 'Frostbite Falls' of the upper north central part of the state.”

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