DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa caucuses will take place as planned despite snow that is expected to make travel difficult in much of the state.

The state Republican and Democratic parties issued a joint statement Monday morning stating that officials realized the wintry weather would make it difficult for some people to reach caucus sites. However, officials noted that after a review of state law and the party constitutions, there wasn’t a provision to postpone the caucuses due to weather.

The meetings are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday.

Because it’s a non-presidential year, those who participate in the caucuses will elect party committee members and delegates.

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