Winter Storm Takes More Northern Route

This late night view of Highway 163 on the west side of Oskaloosa.

This late night view of Highway 163 on the west side of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – As Oskaloosa residents wake up, many will take a look outside right away to see what the morning has brought in the wake of the season’s first official winter storm.

In Oskaloosa, the temperatures didn’t drop to projected levels, as the winter storm took a more northerly route across the state soaking Oskaloosa in more rain and little snow.

Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson expressed concern that area residents may “get a sense of security because we didn’t get the snow they thought we would get.”

Robinson reminds drivers that the roads are slush covered and can pull vehicles off the roadway if drivers are going faster than advised.

No roads are currently closed Robinson said, but cautioned this could changed when the winds pick up.

According to the National Weather Service, a Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 6 pm Thursday. The DOT and Iowa State Patrol have posted that as of 5 am, travel is not advised statewide.

There are some schools closed, and others that are on a 2 hour delay. You can check all the latest weather related announcements HERE.




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