Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The snow emergency that was declared last Friday by the city of Rochester primarily because of the Saturday snowstorm that never materialized has been canceled.

The city says Public Works crews will continue snow removal efforts including the widening of streets, improving sightlines and removing snow from storm drains.

Public Works Director Chris Petree shares, “We would like to thank the community for their assistance in moving vehicles, which allowed our operators to more effectively move the snow. With record accumulation this season, it has taken everyone’s assistance to ensure our roadways get cleared.”

Petree says concerns related to narrow roadways or localized flooding can be relayed to 507-328-2450.

There are concerns about possible flooding problems across the Rochester area this week because of expected warmer air and rain that could result in considerable snowmelt. The National Weather Service is especially concerned about the tributaries of the Mississippi River south of I-90. The break-up of ice on rivers could also heighten the risk of flooding.

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