Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 26, 2013

Heavy snow practically shuts down SE Iowa towns


Associated Press

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 www.511ia.org online.