Today's Front Page for January 31st, 2015


Current Cancellations & Delays

Snow emergency for the City of Washington issued.
(1/31 to 2/3)
- Due to the impending storm expected this weekend the City of Washington is issuing a snow emergency effective at noon tomorrow (1/31) until noon on Tuesday (2/3). Forecasts predict up to seven inches of snow possible over the next four days in our area. The city will tow vehicles left on the street so arrangements should be made immediately for off street parking.
- Persons should not park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or city-owned or leased off-street parking area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the City of Washington unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.
- During severe winter weather citizens are also urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Travel only in an emergency and take a winter survival kit. An additional release will be issued when the snow emergency has been lifted.

Weather Advisory

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

This is for the following areas: IOWA-JOHNSON-CEDAR-CLINTON-MUSCATINE-SCOTT-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-CARROLL-WHITESIDE-ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-HENDERSON-WARREN-HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-SCOTLAND-CLARK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MARENGO…IOWA CITY…TIPTON…CLINTON…MUSCATINE…BETTENDORF…DAVENPORT…SIGOURNEY…WASHINGTON…WAPELLO…FAIRFIELD…MOUNT PLEASANT…BURLINGTON…KEOSAUQUA….FORT MADISON…MOUNT CARROLL…STERLING…ROCK FALLS…MOLINE…ROCK ISLAND…KEWANEE…PRINCETON…
HENNEPIN…ALEDO…OQUAWKA…MONMOUTH…CARTHAGE…MACOMB…MEMPHIS…KAHOKA
1038 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES
ARE EXPECTED. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES OR MORE WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS…BECOMING NORTHEAST DURING THE DAY SUNDAY FROM 20 TO 30
MPH…RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. DRIFTING SNOW
WILL CREATE LOW VISIBILITIES SUNDAY AND MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT
FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP ROADS CLEAR…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet and/or ice accumulations that would seriously impact travel. Monitor later forecasts for updates.

WINTER STORM TO BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW THIS WEEKEND:

A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD SNOW ACROSS
THE AREA LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH
SUNDAY. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE AND DEVELOPING
STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ON SUNDAY MAY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE
TRACK OF THIS STORM, WHICH WILL AFFECT WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
EXPECTED.

Today's Local News

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

A Columbus Junction man is facing additional charges in connection with the death of his daughter.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center about upcoming information sessions and their scholarship drive.

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Eric Hanson with Iowa City Area Development Group to discuss what they do.

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Equipment at an Ainsworth pumping station malfunctioned this morning and 5,000 gallons of wastewater discharged to Long Creek.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Sigourney, Wellman, Kalona, Washington and Ainsworth are all on the itinerary for KCII’s Big Red Radio today.

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Today's Local Sports

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:30 am

The Washington Demon wrestling team (25-3 record) put the finishing touches on a successful regular season Thursday night at Washington High School.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:01 am

Nearing the end of the regular season, the Washington Demon girls’ basketball team (4-12 overall; 0-5 Southeast) is still searching for their first win inside the Southeast Conference.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:01 am

It has been a struggle this season for the Washington Demon boys’ basketball team (5-8 overall; 1-3 Southeast) against the top teams in the Southeast Conference.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie girls’ basketball team (11-5) will look to bounce back after losing their first basketball game this month as they take on non-conference opponent the Northeast Goose Lake Rebels (9-7) tonight.

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Today's Funeral Announcements

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