Unplowed Roads Prompt Late Decision To Delay Iowa City Schools

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By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City Community School District officials say unplowed roads led to a late decision to delay school Wednesday morning. An automated phone call went out to parents around 6:30 a.m. informing parents of a two-hour delay.

“We discovered that many roads, including several main arterials and many side streets, had not been plowed or had received minimal attention overnight,” Chace Ramey, district spokesman said in an email. “As the morning progressed, we concluded that the roads would not be cleared in time for us to run our buses safely. This forced us into the late notification of the two-hour delay decision.”

Ramey said district officials traveled the roadways early Wednesday morning before making the decision. Tuesday night they had not anticipated a morning delay due to minimal and tapering off snowfall, he said.

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