How can I find out if a Snow Emergency has been declared?

There are several ways to find out when snow emergency has been declared by the City of Storm Lake. The City maintains a 24 hour hotline that contains the current status of a snow emergency in both English and Spanish at 712-213-SNOW (7669). You can also check the current status online by going to the City's Snow Emergency webpage at Finally you can sign up for instant notifications through Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS)

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1. If my car is towed where can I go to get my car back?
2. I live downtown where can I park my car during a snow emergency?
3. How can I find out if a Snow Emergency has been declared?
4. Why can't you plow my street now?
5. The plow left some snow at the end of my driveway. Can you send someone to come and plow it out?
6. I own a business downtown. How are streets plowed in the Central Business District?
7. Can you tell me exactly when my street will be plowed?
8. Is there a reason why you can't pile the snow in the middle of the street instead of putting it on the sidewalks?
9. I have a medical condition. Can you plow my street first in case there is an emergency and an ambulance needs to get through?
10. When is parking prohibited on city streets?
11. When I called the Streets Division number to find out about road conditions, the line was busy.
12. Why hasn’t my street been cleared yet?