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February 27, 2013: Cancellations, Weather, IDOT

Feb 27, 2013

Cancellations, Delays, Postponements

No school today in Cardinal and Van Buren community school districts.

 

Pekin school district is on a two-hour delay.

 

Jefferson County Headstart will not have morning classes.

 

Fairfield Community School District is on its regular Wednesday morning late start.

 

The Fairfield High School girls basketball team trip to the state tournament is canceled.

 

All Maharishi School classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

 

The WIC clinic in Keosauqua is canceled today.

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National Weather Service in the Quad Cities

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL

333 AM CST WED FEB 27 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...EAST CENTRAL IOWA...NORTHEAST IOWA...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY...WITH GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION EXPECTED. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AS WELL...WITH LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION AFTER 8 PM. UNTREATED AND UNPLOWED ROADS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SLICK...BUT WITH TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 32 AND 34 MOST THE DAY...NEW ROAD IMPACTS WILL BE ISOLATED. DURING PERIODS OF SNOW TODAY...SOME SLUSHY ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY ON ROADS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SNOWFALL REPORTS OVER 1 INCH ARE APPRECIATED.

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Iowa Department of Transportation

Expect Patchy Slick Areas Throughout the Afternoon

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2013; 11 a.m. update – Warmer pavement temperatures and diminishing snowfall has helped most interstate routes return to normal winter driving conditions, which consists of wet roads with spotty areas of partial snow coverage. Iowa Department of Transportation road crews are still working to clean-up remaining routes impacted by the winter storm. Salt is also being applied to trouble spots throughout the entire system.

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s WeatherView system is presently reporting a north-northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. The wind is causing snow to blow across the surface of the roadways, creating patchy slick spots. East-west roadways in open, rural areas are particularly vulnerable to this glazing effect.

 

The National Weather Service is forecasting continued light snow for areas east of Interstate 35 through late afternoon. So drivers in this area should continue to exercise caution.

 

Safety tips for the day:

  • Do not use your cruise control.
  • Make sure you and all passengers are using seatbelts or safety seats.
  • Add some additional space between your vehicle and those ahead.

The Iowa DOT offers travel information anytime by visiting http://www.511ia.org/ or calling 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide). The website also offers information about how to receive road condition information via Twitter, Facebook or your mobile device.

Many Iowa’s Roadways Remain Completely or Partially Covered with Snow and Ice

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2013; 9 a.m. update – The winter storm is continuing to impact Iowa roadways this morning, especially in portions of central, south central and eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s WeatherView system is presently reporting a north-northeast wind of 5 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Light snow is also continuing to fall across much of the state.

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service’s remains in effect in until noon for much of central and eastern Iowa; a hazardous weather outlook advisory remains in effect for southwest Iowa.

Drivers should continue to exercise caution when traveling this morning as the pavement can go quickly from wet to icy due to the snow blowing across the roadways. East-west roadways are particularly vulnerable.

 

Winter Storm Continues to Impact Iowa’s Roadways

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2013; 5 a.m. update – The winter storm will continue to impact roadways in portions of central and southeast Iowa through this morning. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s WeatherView system is presently reporting a north-northeast wind of 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Snow is also continuing to fall across much of the state.

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service’s remains in effect in until noon for much of central and eastern Iowa; a hazardous weather outlook advisory remains in effect for southwest Iowa.

Iowa’s 511 system is presently reporting that roadways in southwest, south central, central and much of eastern Iowa are either partially or completely covered with precipitation. Road conditions in the northwest are reported as normal winter driving conditions or wet. Drivers should exercise extreme caution during the morning commute and while otherwise traveling this morning. Make sure to carry appropriate winter survival items in your vehicle.

The Iowa DOT continues to urge motorists to provide feedback on travel conditions via Twitter and Facebook, while stopped in a safe location and not while driving.

Geotag photos and video:All smartphones have a global positioning system because of enhanced 911 service. If you are a social media user who likes to share photos and video during winter storms, be sure the geotagging feature on your mobile device is enabled. Then the location of where your photo/video was taken will be tagged.

Follow us:All traffic-related news releases and traffic incident reports are posted on the Iowa DOT’s Twitter accounts. Search for either @iowadot or @statewideia511.

Use the traffic hashtag:The Iowa DOT is using the hashtag #iatraffic during this event and recommends that other Twitter users do the same to find relevant tweets using that key phrase.

Tell us what you are seeing:Your information could be invaluable to others who are considering travel. You can also be another set of eyes for the Iowa DOT. When posting to Twitter, reference @iowadot in your post. Tag us in your posts and photos on Facebook.

The Iowa DOT offers travel information anytime by visiting http://www.511ia.org/ or calling 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide).

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