Snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow in northeast Iowa, and that’s not good news for cities that’ve already been buried under the white stuff. Elkader City Administrator Ryan Heiar says his snow removal budget is already in the red by a thousand dollars. He budgeted 12-thousand dollars for snow removal. Heiar says the city contracts with a local company to clear the streets.He thinks they have enough money in other areas of the department they can shift around to cover the snow removal shortfall. Heiar says he won’t even consider letting the streets go unplowed.Elkader reported a record 31 inches of snowfall in December.
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