KINGSLEY, Iowa (KCAU) — UPDATE: After setting up a shelter in Pierson for area residents affected by the storm Wednesday night, officials said it has closed Thursday morning.

Officials told KCAU 9 that the shelter at the Kingsley-Pierson Middle School closed at 7 a.m. The shelter had been set up after the storm caused several downed powerlines, leaving the city of Kingsley without power. Power has been restored as of Thursday morning.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday night that no one was allowed to enter the town of Kingsley after the storm.


(Dec. 15, 9:12 p.m.): At this time, if you are not a resident of Kingsley, you are not allowed to enter the town, says the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.

There is still no word on when the town will be reopened, but Kingsley-Pierson has announced there will be no school on December 16.

The closing is the result of several downed powerlines within the town. Officials say traffic will be blocked to all non-residents.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says Kingsley is without electricity and estimates this will last throughout the night.

If you are without power or your home has been damaged, you can find shelter at Kingsley-Pierson Middle School. They ask that if you need shelter that you bring your own sheets, pillows, blanks and other necessities you will need for an overnight stay.

The Middle School is located in Pierson at 321 4th Street.