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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 5, 2006

Steam Blow Scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6

The University of Iowa Facilities Management will conduct a steam blow near the loading dock of Hillcrest Residence Hall, between 10 a.m. and noon, Friday, Jan. 6, weather permitting. 

The blow is required to clean newly installed pipes serving several buildings in the area. The sound level during the steam blow will be comparable to the Power Plant noon whistle or a locomotive engine. A large steam plume will be visible. Traffic on all adjacent lanes of Riverside drive will be maintained during this time.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Charles S. Drum, 319-384-0048,; Program: Dennis Rublaitis 319-335-1213,