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Lee County road crews battle rural drifts

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KEOKUK, Ia. (WGEM) -

The more rural the area, the bigger the concern of blowing and drifting snow.

In Lee County, the snow has been falling since the noon hour and like most of the tri-states, it just keeps coming.

Keokuk teenager Joe White and his friends got out of school early today, and they quickly realized why the school district canceled classes.

He said the roads are awful.

Both city and county road crews have all hands on deck battling this storm, but Lee County Engineer Ernie Steffensmeier says the blowing and drifting snow will make roads dangerous for drivers for a long time.

White has taken the driving threat to heart. He says he's heading home and going sledding.

County and city road crews say with the blowing snow, they'll keep going around the clock tonight until the roads are safe.

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