At least two inches of snow fell on Knoxville by 8 a.m. this morning, bringing the official snowfall total to 26.1 inches for the winter season.
State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says Knoxville had six inches of snow on the ground, as of 8 a.m. Official totals are only recorded once a day. Additional snowfall after 8 a.m. will be included in tomorrow's report. Pella received .6 inches by 7 a.m., and it has eight inches on the ground. Pella's snowfall total is at 22 inches.
Despite the snowfall, Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt said the driving conditions did not lead to many accidents. He said the County has been "pretty fortunate so far."
The Knoxville Police Department also did not have many incidents inside City limits, according to Chief Dan Losada. Knoxville Fire/Rescue on the other hand, had quite a few calls today regarding falls.
The Marion County Secondary Road Department is planning ahead for Saturday. Here is the latest from that department:
Trucks will continue until 3:30 today. If drifting becomes an issue, they may work a little later. Motor Graders will continue to work on gravel roads until 5 p.m. tonight. Both trucks and motor graders will begin again tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.
We plan to have more on this winter in the Feb. 21 print edition.