Snow Closes Much of Dubuque

by Katie Wiedeman, Reporter

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DUBUQUE - Snow plow drivers in Dubuque are working to clear away city streets and all of the city offices remained open for business. But the snow forced schools and businesses to close for the day.

The snow storm has shut down all schools, all colleges and several businesses.

All flights at the Dubuque Regional Airport have been cancelled.

"Our pavement temps were in the mid- to upper 30's and then we had that wet snow and as the night happened it froze."

But even if you can get into town, good luck getting any tourist information. Both the Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa Welcome Center are closed.

Loras College, University of Dubuque, NICC, Clarke College all closed. That means students get a break.

Clarke Student Lauren Luzeniecki said, "We're going to make cookies for the baseball team that leaves for Tennessee tomorrow, just doing that, hanging out, probably take a nap."

But catching up on laundry is probably not part of her plans. A nearby Laundromat is closed.

Despite the massive amounts of snow, the mall is open.

Kennedy Mall Marketing Manager Cindy Kohlmann said, "There are people that would shop on a snowy day and we do try to be as accommodating as possible." But one family got stuck when they tried to drive to the shopping center. Better luck, next storm.

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