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December 20, 2012

UPDATE, 2:52 p.m.: Wind and snow expected to taper off over evening hours



Centerville, Moravia, Moulton-Udell, Seymour and Wayne Community will not be going to class today. Indian Hills Community College announced on their Facebook page Thursday morning that they will be having classes today, but are asking students to use their discretion and to travel safely.

Reports have began trickling in regarding drivers sliding off the road, struggling to travel up hills and getting stuck at stops.

The National Weather Service is calling for some additional snow throughout the afternoon. However, the primary concern has become forecasted winds of 28-33 mph with gusts of 55 mph throughout today.

The winds could cause problems with utility services in the area. A telephone line has been reported down in Centerville on North 13th Street.

No power lines have been reported down on the scanner as of yet. Alliant Energy, as of 8:53 a.m., is only reporting three customers without power in Appanoose County and one without power in Wayne County.

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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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