All About Snow: At the Mercy of Mother Nature

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Have you been keeping a close eye on the forecast this week? So has Des Moines Public Works. The City's preparation for a winter storm depends heavily on what form of precipitation the forecast predicts.

Public Works Director Jonathan Gano explains that with the storm coming in Friday, Jan. 17, the City was unable to put down anti-icing agent ahead of time. The City's plow drivers will be working 24/7 to clear the snow as it comes in. For the latest updates on snow removal efforts, head to

Snow Removal By The Numbers

Due to weather conditions, Des Moines Public Library materials with due dates of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be extended until Tuesday, Jan. 21. In addition, pickup dates for items on hold will also be extended until Tuesday. Visit for more information.