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National Weather Service predicts major winter storm, schools close in Johnson and Linn counties, North Liberty bans on-street parking (Updated)

Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities issued a winter storm warning for 18 eastern Iowa counties, including Johnson and Linn. Inches of snow and ice, as well as sleet, wind and visibility issues, are expected across Eastern Iowa, leading to school and street closures. […]

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On-street parking prohibited in North Liberty starting at noon on Friday

In response to a Winter Storm Warning issued early Friday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS), the city of North Liberty has issued a snow emergency declaration that bans on-street parking. The prohibition takes effect at noon on Friday, and is scheduled to last until noon on Sunday. […]

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Cars blocking street sweeping routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. Friday

City workers will clean the streets and sidewalks in downtown Iowa City overnight starting at 2 a.m. on Friday, in order to remove sand and “other winter-related debris,” according to a press release from the Iowa City Streets Division. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones, including metered spots, will be towed. “Towing will impact Prentiss Street […]

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Brock About Town: Four tips for surviving the last days of Iowa winter

For most people, talking about the weather is a necessary evil, a last-ditch attempt to make conversation with someone you wish didn’t know you existed, like your significant other’s co-workers or a creepy Tinder date. But in Iowa, it’s a way of life. How could it not be, when each day brings with it a […]

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Cars blocking snow plow routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday

The Iowa City Streets Division will start snow removal in downtown Iowa City at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings, and cars parked in areas with “No parking due to maintenance signs” will be towed. The city has issued a map of the snow plow routes and the affected parking areas for Thursday, Feb. […]

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