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February 22, 2013

Mahaska County misses fury of winter storm

OSKALOOSA — Mahaska County missed the full fury of a winter storm that buried some parts of the Midwest under more than a foot of snow Thursday.

While wind whipped snow around Mahaska County late Thursday afternoon, the county only received about 3 to 4 inches over night, Mahaska County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamey Robinson said.

“It was a nice change of pace,” he said.

Most of the county received about 3 inches of snow while some parts “got little over 4 1/2,” he added.

Robinson reported that there were no serious accidents or power outages as a result of the snowstorm. However, all school districts in Mahaska County had a two-hour delay Friday morning while work crews cleared the roads, he said.

“The crews were out in full force this morning,” Robinson said.

Mahaska County residents will get a break from winter storms this weekend, but another snowstorm is expected to move through the area Monday, Robinson said.

Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com

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