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Blizzard: Great for Some, A Hassle for Others

This news story was published on December 21, 2012.
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by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer –

MASON CITY – An electrical fire was reported around 1:00 pm at 326 21st St SE. The Mason City Fire Department said that smoke was coming from on outlet and the room had light smoke.

Residents were told to evacuate and all family members and pets were out safely.

Residents of house at 326 21st Street SE

Finally, with enough snow on the ground, kids and adults were able to take advantage of the sledding hill at East Park. Ozzie Ohl, was also making preparations to get the sledding hill at Georgia Hanford Park up and running, but much of the snow was blowing off the hill, so it wasn’t being used much (see video).

Having fun in the snow

The North Iowa Events Center said it was okay for Semi Trucks to be redirected and parking space was available at the Fairgrounds. Pilot in Clear Lake was filled because of the closing of Interstate 35.

Semis where redirected to NI Events Center because Pilot was full. Interstate 35 was closed.

Other pics, just taken around Mason City.

Wind causing drifting and dangerous driving conditions


Taking a break from pushing snow





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