Now is not the time of year to be able to enjoy the Bacon Aquatic Center in Cherokee but it is the perfect time of year to see the park asleep while it's all tucked-in with a nice blanket of snow for the winter. Photo by Mike Leckban
Due to a heavy snow storm that hit much of Iowa in the early hours on Monday Jan. 12, many area schools were cancelled, but that did not stop work from being done. The parking lot at Washington High School was dug out on Monday afternoon by several pieces of heavy machinery. Photo by Mike Leckband
Snow hit the Cherokee area again on January 12, causing school cancellations and late starts as well as other weather-related problems, including several vehicular accidents.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office received reports of four accidents between the hours of 12:15 p.m. and 2:47 p.m. on Monday afternoon as snow and high winds created blizzard conditions and los visibility throughout Northwest Iowa.
Two of the accidents occurred on Iowa Highway 3, one on U.S. Highway 59, and the other on County Road 143.
Cherokee County stopped plowing during the afternoon blizzard due to safety concerns because of the zero visibility, and a no-travel advisory was issued.
On Tuesday morning at 7:30, the Sheriff's office received another call regarding an accident on County Road L-36. All five accidents were weather-related, but no serious injuries were reported.
Windrow crossing -
As Cherokeans get through the latest round of winter storms, necessity becomes the mother of invention. Example: if you find it necessary to get across Main Street and a windrow is in your way, putting a pedestrian crossing through the windrow is a good idea.. and adding a crossing sign to said crossing makes it a GREAT idea. Photo by Mike Leckband
If you been out of the area for the past month you may not know that it been a hard winter, with lots and lots of snow, as evidenced by this unfortunate vehicle, that is currently in a deep freeze. Photo by Mike Leckband