Archive for December, 2008

Washington County Roads announcement

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2008 at 4:18 am

Washington County would like to notify the public about the road conditions after Thursday night’s ice and snow storm. County personnel have been working since 5 a.m. on Friday, December 19 to try and remove a thick layer of ice, sleet and snow mixture. The general road conditions for the county roads contain areas of bare pavement and then areas of at least an inch of ice, sleet and snow pack. As a result of these road conditions, they are urging the public to drive with caution and to treat the roads as if they are still completely covered. Washington County will continue to work on clearing the roads as long as the material keeps coming off Friday and will be back out again Saturday trying to clear the roads.

Washington County Sheriff Reports

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Sheriff Jerry Dunbar reports on today’s conditions

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Highway 218 update

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Highway 218 in Washington County is now listed at “wet” by the Iowa DOT. However, temperatures are dropping, and driving conditions may change.

The previous towing restriction for 218 is lifted.

Audio about Washington County roads

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Washington County Roads report from the Maintenance Foreman. Heard on KCII today during Midday Magazine.

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Cancellation list 9 a.m.

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 8:06 am

Schools

-Washington Schools closed

-St. James closed
no preschool

-Columbus Schools closed

-Highland Schools closed

-IMS closed

-Keota Schools closed

-Lone Tree Schools closed

-Mid Prairie Schools closed

-Sigourney Schools closed

-WACO Schools closed

-Wapello Schools closed

-Mt. Pleasant Public Schools closed

-Mt. Pleasant Christian School closed

-Winfield Mount Union Schools closed

-HACAP Head Start closed

-Kirkwood Community College all locations closed

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Community Updates

-Washington County Mini Bus is closed

-Washington Y senior dining, home delivered meals in Washington and Brighton and the Hospitals Meals on Wheels program are canceled

-Wellman Senior Dining closed

-Keokuk County congregate meal sites are closed

-The Area Agency on Aging meal program in Columbus Junction and Columbus City is canceled

-Snow emergency for the City of Riverside.

-Louisa County government offices open at 10 a.m.

-Henry County Courthouse is closed

-Parkview Home in Wayland Christmas Party is rescheduled for Monday at 1:30

-Private Pesticide Training in Washington and Sigourney has been canceled

-No group exercise classes at the Washington Y

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Businesses

-Lending Hands Adult Day Care closed

-Riverside VFW closed

-Sunrise Child Care in Wellman closed

-Dental Care by the Square in Washington is closed

-Curves in Washington opening at noon

Department of Transportation announcement

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 6:35 am

US 218: from US 61 South to I-80; I-380
roadway is completely covered with mixed snow ice or slush, towing services prohibited

last updated today at 6:58 AM

Photo downtown

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 5:27 am

Truck coated with ice in downtown. 5:15 a.m. December 19, 2008. (Ben Stanton/KCII)

Morning photos

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 4:54 am


Downtown Washington 5:15 a.m. December 19, 2008. (Ben Stanton/KCII)

Ice cancels schools, covers roads

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 4:40 am

Heavy ice observed downtown Washington. The Washington County Public Safety Center reports that some roads are better than others, but travel is not advised. Schools are canceled today (Friday) .

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Riverside snow emergency

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

City of Riverside snow emergency is in effect

Rain is falling

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

It came a little later than expected, but the freezing rain started falling shortly before 7 p.m.

Resources for the Ice Storm

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet

CDC Extreme Cold Situations Guidelines

CDC Guidelines for Emergencies Sudden Power Loss

How to Keep Food and Water Safe

Portable Generators

Latest cancellation list

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 10:20 am

Here’s the latest; the list is also right here

-Washington Schools will dismiss at 1:10

-Highland dismisses at 1
no evening activities

-Keota Schools dismissing at 11:30

-Lone Tree Schools dismissing at 1

-Mt. Pleasant Public Schools dismissing at 12:40

-Sigourney Schools dismissing at 11:30

-WACO Schools dismissing at 1:10

-Wapello Schools dismissing at 1
no evening activities

-Winfield Mount Union Schools dismissing at 1
no evening activities

-Indian Hills Community College closing at noon

-Columbus Schools dismissing at 1:20

-IMS dismissing at 2

-Mid Prairie Schools Dismissing 2 hours early

-Washington Youth Wrestling has been canceled

Ice Storm Preview

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 8:23 am

In Touch with Southeast Iowa interview with Weathereye Meteorologist Laura Lockwood on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Keep in mind this aired on Wednesday.

The storm is expected today (Thursday) afternoon.

Find the interview on the Radio Plus Page on the list on the right side.

See the interview list

Listen to KCII during the Midday Magazine for another “In Touch” for an update from Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith.

Ice Storm Preparations

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 7:44 am

This blog for KCII Radio in Washington, Iowa is revived today in preparation of an ice storm expected this afternoon and evening. KCII News will be posting information here through the evening and Friday if it is necessary.

We used this space during record flooding in June to bringing you any and all relevant information.

This is what the National Weather Service issued this morning about the storm:
A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AND ICE WILL BE SEEN WITH THIS STORM BY THE TIME IT ENDS. TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS…IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE…OVER PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST MISSOURI…EASTERN IOWA…AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS. THE LATEST INDICATIONS SHOW THAT THE STORM MAY PRODUCE MAINLY SNOW
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80…WITH HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY TO THE SOUTH.

This link has several resources for preparation for severe winter weather:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=dvn&storyid=20220&source=0