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No official snow total for Mitchell, but 1-3 inches fell nearby — more expected later in week

The Mitchell area received between 1 and 3 inches of snow with an early week winter weather system, and more can be expected later in the week. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, an official snowfall total for Mitchell was ...

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Dustin Wee with Dustin Wee Enterprises clears a driveway along North Mentzer Street on Tuesday morning in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Mitchell area received between 1 and 3 inches of snow with an early week winter weather system, and more can be expected later in the week.

According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, an official snowfall total for Mitchell was not available, but it was likely similar to what Alexandria received - approximately 1 inch - with the storm that hovered over the area Monday night into Tuesday morning. White Lake reported 2.9 inches and Woonsocket received 2 inches.

Thursday’s forecast calls for more snow in the area, with approximately 2 inches expected. Winds are expected to be light, so blowing snow likely won’t be an issue for motorists who must travel, NWS officials said, calling the winter weather system “relatively insignificant.”

Officials with the Mitchell Department of Public Safety said there were 17 vehicles towed and 60 citations written for being parked on the city’s snow emergency routes. Mitchell School District postponed school two hours early Tuesday morning, and the city declared a snow emergency - the reason officials ticketed and towed vehicles.

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