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Iowans wake up to winter storm

WATERLOO (AP) -- Iowa is digging out from a storm that left nearly a foot of snow across northern Iowa and sheet of ice in southern Iowa.

Schools statewide were closed Friday as the storm slowly moved out of the state.

The storm hit Thursday afternoon. By early Friday, the National Weather Service says up to 11 inches of snow had fallen in northern Iowa, with a-half inch of ice in the south.

Only scattered power outages are reported. Early Friday, MidAmerican Energy had about 400 customers without power in the Council Bluffs area.

Almost all highways across Iowa are covered with snow and ice, and travel is difficult. In Fayette County in northeast Iowa, authorities pulled the snowplows off the highways Friday morning because blowing snow was creating white-out conditions.


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