Many Schools Delay or Close


By Becky Ogann

DES MOINES (AP) - Dozens of schools are closed or running late and travel is not recommended across much of northern Iowa as the state digs out from a blizzard followed by bitter cold. Click here for the full list of current delays and cancellations.

Monday's storm brought 2-4 inches of fresh snow, which was whipped by winds gusting to 40 mph. Temperatures plunged below zero early Tuesday. The winds had eased, but were still strong enough to create wind chills of almost 40 below zero.

At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the temperature in Mason City dropped to 14 below, with a wind chill of 37 below.

Another system is due to arrive in Iowa Tuesday night, bringing 2-5 inches of snow, more wind and another round of dangerous cold by Wednesday morning.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG