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Travel is not advised in most of eastern Iowa

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Authorities are advising people to stay off the roads. A tow ban has been issued statewide.

Members of the Iowa National Guard have been stationed at the Oakdale Department of Transportation facility near Iowa City. Iowa City Transit is closed until further notice.

In Cedar Rapids, more than 90 plows are out on the roads working on snow removal. The plows have finished with the main roads and have now moved on to the residential areas. The streets department reports snow drifts as high as 8 feet in some areas.

In Dubuque County, snow plows were pulled off the roads overnight. They are now out on the roads again, but drivers are urged to stay home if possible.

Snow emergencies have also been issued for most eastern Iowa cities. Snow emergency guidelines differ from city to city, but in general it means cars should not be parked on the street or need to be parked on a certain side of the street. In Iowa City and Dubuque, the city parking ramps can be used free of charge on Wednesday.

Classes at the University of Iowa have been cancelled for Wednesday. At the University of Northern Iowa classes will start at noon.

Garbage pick-up has been cancelled for Wednesday in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.

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