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Due to Incoming Winter Storm, Mayor Mahoney Issues Emergency Declaration to Close City Offices March 14


Due to the upcoming winter ice storm and forecasted blizzard-like conditions, Mayor Tim Mahoney has declared an emergency to enact a closure of all non-emergency City offices for Thursday, March 14.

Working together, Mayor Mahoney and West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis made this joint declaration to protect residents and City staff members in the community. Snow plowing services will continue and public safety agencies will be in full operation to protect and serve the residents of Fargo and West Fargo.

All Fargo City Hall departments will be closed on Thursday.

All three Fargo Public Library locations will be closed as well. In addition, the Fargo Public Library is closing its locations at 5 p.m. tonight (March 13).

MATBUS fixed routes and MAT Paratransit will not be offered on March 14 and the Ground Transportation Center (GTC) in Downtown Fargo will be closed.

Fargo Cass Public Health will be closed on Thursday. This includes all services, including WIC, clinic services and immunizations.

There will be no residential trash and recycling collection Thursday and the Fargo Sanitary Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will both be closed. Residents who normally have trash/recycling collected on Thursday will have those items collected on Friday. The scheduled Friday collections are scheduled to occur as usual.

With a major snow event expected today through Friday, Fargo Public Works is stressing the importance of moving all vehicles off city streets beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday night and continuing through 6 a.m. Saturday morning. This will ensure efficient and effective snow removal operations in Fargo.

The City has received several inquires regarding the location of storm sewer inlets. Property owners are not required to remove snow buildup from these locations, but an interactive map is available at for residents' usage.