Extremely cold and dangerous temperatures forecast for Tuesday night, Jan. 29, through Jan. 31 have caused multiple early outs, delays, postponements and cancellations.


Keep watching the Perry Chief website and Facebook page for further updates.


The latest update involves the U.S. Postal Service.


Due to the severe wind chill conditions, the U.S. Postal Service has announced postal delivery Wednesday will be suspended in Iowa, Minnesota, western Wisconsin and western Illinois.


According to Janelle Hall, Perry Iowa Post Office Postmaster, “delivery will be limited. Most likely we will only deliver parcels.”


“Delivery on Thursday will depend on what the weather does. We will be delivering the Chiefland Shopper on Thursday,” said Hall.


Anyone with questions can call the post office at 515-465-3615.


Other closures include:IGNITE youth group and AWANA at Crossroads Church is cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to weather.EDGE youth program at First Christian Church, Perry is cancelled on Wednesday, Jan. 30.The Woodward Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.St. Patrick’s Catholic School has cancelled school on Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to the dangerous wind chills for the state.Perry Community Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30.St. Patrick’s Church office closed at 1:30 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 29 and will be closed all day Wednesday, Jan. 30.St. Patrick’s Religious Ed cancelled on Wednesday night, Jan. 30.All DMACC locations will be closed from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.The Jan. 29 Sesquicentennial Planning Meeting has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 due to the wind chill.Due to incoming weather, the Rec Center will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Wednesday Senior Fellowship will also be cancelled.Woodward-Granger is cancelling all classes for Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Central Office will be closed on Wednesday and there will be no Hawks Nest. There will also be a two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 31. There will be no morning activities, but Hawks Nest and the Central Office will be open as normal on Thursday. If you have questions, please call 515-999-8022.


A public service announcement from the City of Perry said the Perry Public Library will remain open during regular scheduled hours as a Warming Center. Warming centers are facilities where persons can temporarily go during periods of extreme temperatures to get out of dangerous weather conditions. Few to no services are provided beyond what is normally available in that building.

Residents should take the proper precautions and cover all exposed skin to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Please limit time that pets spend outside. If you must travel, motorists should travel with a winter survival kit in the event their vehicle breaks down and are then forced to wait for help. Please stay safe!