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February 26, 2013

Heavy snow practically shuts down SE Iowa towns

CENTERVILLE — Iowa officials warn that travel will be hazardous across much of the state Tuesday night as ice forms on snowy roads amid falling temperatures.

The storm that could drop over a foot of snow on parts of southeast Iowa ventured further north into the state than forecasters expected. State Center, Iowa, recorded nearly 9 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon, and the snow was continuing to fall.

Keith Voss, manager of the Fareway Grocery in Centerville, says he was planning to close the store nearly five hours early on Tuesday after more than 8 inches of snow had fallen.

Voss says he'd already sent home most of his employees by Tuesday afternoon and was running the store with five people.

Iowa road conditions updates are available at online.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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