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Office and facility hours affected by holiday Friday through Sunday

Office and facility hours affected by holiday Friday through Sunday

On Friday, April 19, 2019, the city’s administrative offices, including City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Circle, will be closed for Good Friday. Other services will be closed or have adjusted hours through Sunday, April 21.

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Lane Reduction on Dubuque Street at Main Street on Friday

Lane Reduction on Dubuque Street at Main Street on Friday

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019, MidAmerican Energy will reduce Dubuque Street to one lane at Main Street near Reds Alehouse. The lane reduction will be controlled by flaggers.

The closure is required so the utility company can relocate its infrastructure. The lane is expected to reopen around 5 p.m.

Drivers are asked to use caution around the work site, allow extra travel time, and find alternative routes when possible.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is Held Statewide starting March 25

March 25 through March 29, 2019, is Severe Weather Awareness Week and Johnson County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will hold additional tests of their emergency notification systems.

The National Weather Service will conduct a Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 27, between 10 and 11 a.m. The purpose of this drill is to ensure that Iowans can adequately receive a tornado warning and can practice any actions that would be taken in the event of a real tornado. The test watch and warning will be sent through all communication channels normally used for severe weather dissemination.

A test tornado watch will be issued around 10 a.m. followed by a test tornado warning at about 10:15 a.m.

Additionally, the State of Iowa will test its Emergency Alert System, or EAS, during this drill. All television channels and radio stations that are designated broadcasters for these alerts for the State of Iowa will be activated during this drill. (Please note: third-party mobile applications will vary in behavior and performance based upon the coding within the application.)

The backup days are March 28 and 29 if there is severe weather in the service area during the normally scheduled date and times as determined by the National Weather Service.

Due to this statewide test happening one week prior to Johnson County’s normal test day, regularly held the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m., there will be not be a test on Wednesday, April 3. The normal testing cycle will resume in May.

For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit www.weather.gov/dvn/Awareness_Weeks or beready.iowa.gov.

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