Brutal Cold Leads to Numerous Closing and Cancellations

The brutal cold has led to numerous closings and cancellations across the area.

All area schools were closed on Tuesday and will be closed again on Wednesday. The state’s three main universities – Iowa, Iowa State and UNI – also made the rare move to cancel classes through noon Thursday.

Some businesses closed their doors on Tuesday as those wind chills dipped to 25 below zero, with livestock sales cancelled at the Manchester and Edgewood sale barns. A number of businesses and organizations are also closing Wednesday and garbage pickup in several towns are being delayed for a day or two due to the cold.

Here is the latest list of weather-related announcements: