City of Storm Lake Releases Numbers Regarding Late January Snow Removal Operations

The City of Storm Lake has released numbers pertaining to snow removal operations for the recent snow event from January 28th through the 30th.

The event included over 258 labor and equipment hours, 81 tons of salt/sand mix, and 781 gallons of diesel fuel. The total estimated cost of the snow removal is over 35-thousand 700 dollars.

Emergency routes were plowed first, and the City’s Snow removal plan was followed until the operations were completed. There are approximately 110 miles of streets that the City has to clear, along with several parking areas.

The City of Storm Lake declares Snow Emergencies for the number of days it is likely to take to remove expected snow based on the storm that is forecast. Local residents can go to for more information regarding Snow Emergencies and to get alerts sent either to their inbox or via text.