Winter returns to Fort Dodge area

Weekend weather leaves fresh snow in its wake

-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter Duncombe and Vincent firefighters gather at an accident at Union Avenue and U.S. Highway 20, just south of Duncombe, around 9 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt, according to Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs. Stubbs said this 2002 Toyota Corolla and a semitrailer were both headed eastbound, when the Toyota tried to pass the truck and lost control. The car hit the driver’s side of the truck, then spun around and hit the flatbed trailer by the rear tire, causing the tire to go flat.

Winter weather returned to the Fort Dodge area Sunday night, dropping anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow in Webster and surrounding counties.

On Monday the snow caused some minor accidents in the area, but no major accidents or injuries have been reported.

About 6 inches of snow fell in Webster County.

Jim Stubbs, Webster County sheriff, reported a few accidents Monday morning. Stubbs said no serious accidents were reported.

In one of those accidents, a car lost control while trying to pass a semi on U.S. Highway 20 around 8:30 a.m. and hit the side of the truck. Neither driver was injured.

-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter Joel Cape, right, and Jaden Wertz shovel snow along Fifth Avenue South Monday morning, for Dick Mair Landscaping, in front of Fazolis. The crew gets called by a number of downtown businesses.

Travel was not impacted at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport Monday, according to Rhonda Chambers, director of aviation.

“Everything is operating on schedule today,” she said. “Our crews were out early this morning and got the runway open and the taxiway open and that first flight left on time and every one following has been on time.”

Increased amounts of snowfall were reported north of Webster County.

Kossuth County received about 8 inches of snow.

Two vehicles reportedly slid into ditches in Kossuth County, according to Kossuth County sheriff’s office. Those accidents were considered minor.

The Pocahontas County sheriff’s office reported a few minor accidents that occurred in the morning hours.

Chief Deputy Jeremy Hogrefe, of the Wright County sheriff’s office, reported one car that went into a ditch within the county, but the owner was able to get himself back out. The man was not injured, Hogrefe said. No other accidents were reported in the county, he said.

Doug Timmons, Hamilton County sheriff, reported a few cars that went into the ditch Monday morning, but no major accidents.

No accidents were reported in Humboldt, Calhoun or Sac counties.