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Expected snow cancels several city events in Columbia

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With snow in the forecast this morning, the city of Columbia closed its offices and canceled events.

Two zoning ordinance draft review open houses scheduled for this morning and this afternoon were canceled. The meetings, intended to give citizens and business owners an opportunity to review the draft of the city’s new zoning ordinance, were scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lourie Center at 1650 Park Circle.  

Open houses scheduled for Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Drew Wellness Center at 2101 Walker Solomon Way will continue as planned.

A draft of the new zoning ordinance is available at The public comment period will close on March 1.

Also, Columbia Water canceled its quarterly utility billing drop-in, scheduled for tonight at Washington Square. The next drop-in is scheduled for April 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Eau Claire Print Building.

EdVenture Children’s Museum delayed its opening until noon. 

Richland County is under a winter weather advisory until 7 p.m. Morning rainfall is forecast to turn to snow by midday, potentially causing slippery road conditions and reduced visibility.

Residents with non-emergency questions or concerns may call the Richland County Emergency Operations Center at 803-576-3439. For emergencies, call 911. 

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