AMES, Iowa – Feb. 21, 2013: 5:15 p.m. update – Central Iowa is welcoming Miranda Lambert to Hilton Coliseum tonight in a powerful way. A major snowstorm is expected to envelope the area as the concert begins.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is urging concert-goers to use extra caution when leaving the event, as blowing snow is expected to reduce visibility on rural highways to one-quarter mile or less.
Reports to the Iowa DOT show hotel space has been depleted in the Ames area. However, it appears that there is ample hotel availability in Ankeny, north Des Moines and Altoona, should a need develop later tonight.
For traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide).