Mysterious white powder falling like snow in Cedar Rapids identified

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - We know what it is.

That mysterious white powder that fell like snow in a neighborhood in Southwest Cedar Rapids last week is being identified.

Surveillance video of the substance shows white flakes falling.

The city took a sample of the white powder to a lab for analysis, and it turns out it is a plant based residue that came from a local factory.

KCRG-TV 9 in Cedar Rapids reports the company may be cited for the discharge.

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