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Bitter temps, snow covered roads in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

While most people are trying to get home to avoid the snow storm, sculptor Dave Maloney is in Dubuque's Washington Park trying to create works of art -- snow sculptors.

Wearing a couple of layers,  Maloney said he's geared for this.  "If the weather cooperates, it'll go a little faster. If it doesn't we'll have to go longer."

On Monday, snow fell for much of the day, covering roads and sidewalks.

It was also bitterly cold, with the temperature feeling like below zero.

But you can't tell by looking at Fred Hedley, whose outside with just a shirt. "I got too much insulation," he said.

He's picking up his granddaughter early from school. The Dubuque Community School District dismissing early because of the weather conditions.

"Dropped her off this morning, they got a two hour release," he said.

Back at Washington Park, Maloney shares his method for staying warm. "The more you move around, and the more active you are, the warmer you stay. You just stay in one spot and don't do anything, you feel the cold a lot faster."

The weather also caused some accidents in Dubuque.

At last check, the police department said they've responded to about 10 accidents in the city.

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