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Prelude To Winter

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Storm Brings Snow, Ice To Mills County

By Joe Foreman, Editor

A foot of snow, a sheet of ice and sub-zero temperatures.

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It’s definitely beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

Autumn doesn’t officially end until next Monday, but southwest Iowa got its first taste of winter weather last week when a brutal storm dropped 12 inches of snow on the area and created blizzard conditions. The snowfall moved in Monday evening and continued falling well into Wednesday.

The storms forced the closure of schools in Mills County for three days and kept city, county and state road crews busy in an on-going effort to keep roads open.

The heavy blanket of snow isn’t expected to melt away anytime soon as temperatures have hovered 10 to 15 degrees below normal since the storm.

Last week’s winter blast was followed by a dose of freezing drizzle and light snowfall Sunday night and Monday morning.

The storms forced the closure of schools in Mills County for three days and kept city, county and state road crews busy in an on-going effort to keep roads open.

The heavy blanket of snow isn’t expected to melt away anytime soon as temperatures have hovered 10 to 15 degrees below normal since the storm.

Last week’s winter blast was followed by a dose of freezing drizzle and light snowfall Sunday night and Monday morning.