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Hannibal, Marion County issue "proactive" request for snow removal help to State of Missouri

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Emergency management officials in Hannibal are taking proactive measures to let the state of Missouri know they may need a helping hand in clearing snow.

City of Hannibal Emergency Management Director John Hark says he has sent a Classification Level 1 Emergency for the City of Hannibal and Marion County to Governor Jay Nixon's office.

"It tells the state, proactively, that Hannibal and Marion County may need to make emergency requests to the state," Hark said.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency last week before Thursday's snowfall dumped anywhere between 8"-12" in northeast Missouri. With more snow falling Tuesday, Hark said it's taking everything the city and county has to move the snow.

"It has the potential to require resources in excess of those available to the responding agency through mutual aid agreements, etc., to bring the situation under control," Hark said in the letter.

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