Gov. Branstad will not close Iowa schools on Monday

Some schools closing due to severe weather advisory for Jan. 5-7

Mike Wiser
Published: January 3 2014 | 4:07 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:36 am in
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DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad will not close schools Monday in anticipation of a frigid winter chill.

“Gov. Branstad leaves weather-related school closings to the local districts,” Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said in an e-mail on Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a severe weather advisory for Jan. 5-7 on Friday warning residents of bone-chilling and potentially deadly cold.

The forecast prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to announce Friday that schools would be closed Monday. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was also considering a statewide school closing.

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