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February 26, 2013

Snowstorm plows into southern Iowa

OTTUMWA — Iowa roads are becoming increasingly dangerous as a winter storm moves into the state.

No one expects the kind of blizzard conditions that hit south and west of the state Monday, when visibility in some locations was cut to mere feet. But the snow has already covered most roadways in southern Iowa. While the Iowa Department of Transportation had not marked any major routes with "travel not advised," nor closed any as of 9 a.m., conditions were very slick.

Southern Iowa is expected to take the brunt of this storm, with snowfall of 4-10 inches expected according to the National Weather Service. But the forecasts aren't unanimous. Accuweather.com is predicting only a couple of inches of snow. The Weather Channel comes in somewhere in the middle, with 3-6 inches predicted.

Many schools in the area have cancelled classes, while in Ottumwa a murder trial was postponed due to the weather.

You can keep an eye on conditions as described by IDOT by clicking here. It's probably better if you can stay at home. But if you have to be out, be careful.

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