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Holiday travelers try to beat the storm

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - By Thursday morning, Eastern Iowa had seen its fair share of rain. But luckily for thousands of travelers around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, it hadn't yet turned into ice or snow.

Interstates 380 and 80 were coated in rain. Patches of fog lingered for some time. Then, after dawn, traffic picked up.

University of Iowa student Samm Anderegg was keeping a watchful eye out as he planned his drive north to Charles City.

"The snow is going to be tough to get through, and I'm just kind of watching the road conditions, and hoping to get home."

Steve Lexa was heading toward Tennessee, with two things in mind: "Rain and traffic, a lot of both, especially going through St. Louis."

He considers himself lucky.

"I've got some friends up in the Twin Cities, and they're dreading this huge storm. I mean, they're talking two or three feet of snow. It's just ridiculous."

As for Emily Pfeffer, she'll be cautious for her drive to Clinton.

"I know that they got more freezing rain than we did here. Lots of parts of Clinton didn't have power yesterday. My mom was one of the lucky ones who still had power."

Online Reporter - Brady Smith

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