Marion County —
In Pella, the tulips that had begun to bloom were all frosted with at least an inch of snow. The green and other bright colors of the flowers barely shown through the bland white snow. Streets and displays, which should be bustling with Tulip Time tourists, are empty.
At last measure, there are at least two inches of snow on the sidewalks in front of the Journal-Express office. WIth big flakes of snow falling steadily for the past several hours, including yesterday afternoon and evening, the official total will likely be much more.
We will continue to follow the May snowstorm and bring you a full report when it ends.