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Rare May Snowfall Causing Slick Roads

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that roads are up to 100% snow and slush covered. County and state plows are in operation. There are reports of numerous vehicles in ditches. The Marion County Secondary Road Department tells KNIA/KRLS that bridges are particularly slick this morning. The National Weather Service tells KNIA/KRLS News that this is the first measurable amount of snow to ever be recorded during Tulip Time. The last measurable amount of snow in Pella during the first week of May was in 1907. National Weather Service records indicate Knoxville had an inch of snow in early May in 1994. This is only the third time in history that we’ve received at least an inch of snow in May.