BELLE FOURCHE | With significant snowfalls predicted for Thursday night, Jan. 10, and Friday, Jan. 11, Belle Fourche police warned that vehicles parked on emergency snow routes will be ticketed and towed.
According to police, city snow plows planned to be out as early as 5 a.m. Friday to remove snow from the streets. Vehicles parked on the emergency snow removal routes will be ticketed and towed.
Once the emergency route is cleared, snow plows will begin to remove snow from major arterial and school bus routes followed by residential areas. Police asked all residents to move vehicles before the snow plow begins to work streets where they are parked.
The Emergency Snow Route Map is posted on the city website: Bellefourche.org
According to the national Weather Service as of Wednesday morning, the forecast for Thursday is a chance of snow before 11 p.m., then snow after 11 p.m. Low was forecast to be around 12. Blustery conditions were predicted to include a northwest wind 11 to 16 miles per hour increasing to 21 to 26 after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation was forecast at 90 percent.
Friday forecasts included snow with areas of blowing snow and temperatures falling to around 6 by 5 p.m. Blustery conditions with a northwest wind at 21 to 28 miles per hour were predicted, with gusts as high as 38 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation was listed at 100 percent.
Friday night forecasts included snow with areas of blowing snow and a low around 1. Blustery, northwest winds, were predicted with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Saturday forecasts included a 20 percent chance of snow, partly sunny with a high near 11.