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Iowa, Nebraska residents dig out from midwinter storm

January 23, 2019
Leslie Mitchell, left, and Sue Johnson jog along Middle Road in the snow in Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. More wind-whipped snow is expected to hamper travel in eastern Iowa as Iowa and Nebraska residents dig out from a midwinter storm. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More wind-whipped snow is expected to hamper travel in eastern Iowa as Iowa and Nebraska residents dig out from a midwinter storm.

The National Weather Service expects up to 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) of snow to fall in eastern Iowa on Wednesday.

Several school districts across both states canceled classes, including Des Moines Public Schools, while others planned late starts. Other districts decided to return to normal schedules after canceling Tuesday classes . Among them was the Omaha school district, although several suburban districts decided not to hold classes.

The weather service reports that as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) fell over the past 24 hours in parts of southwest Nebraska and as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) in portions of southwest Iowa.

Iowa officials report that roads and highways remained covered with snow and ice in much of eastern and southwestern Iowa. Nebraska officials say most of eastern and central Nebraska’s highways are partially or completely covered.

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