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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 30, 2006

UI To Blow Off Steam On Hawkins Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2

University of Iowa Facilities Management will blow steam through new piping between 9 a.m. and noon, Thursday, Feb. 2 near the Hawkins Drive entrance to the Center for Disabilities and Development, 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 Hawkins 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.

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