Friday, December 19, 2008

Washington County Sheriff Reports

Sheriff Jerry Dunbar reports on today's conditions

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Highway 218 update

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

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

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Cancellation list 9 a.m.


-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


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



-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

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

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

Morning photos

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

Ice cancels schools, covers roads

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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