AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2013; 9 a.m. update – The winter storm is continuing to impact Iowa roadways this morning, especially in portions of central, south central and eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s WeatherView system is presently reporting a north-northeast wind of 5 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Light snow is also continuing to fall across much of the state.
A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service’s remains in effect in until noon for much of central and eastern Iowa; a hazardous weather outlook advisory remains in effect for southwest Iowa.
Persons should continue to exercise caution when traveling this morning as the pavement can go quickly from wet to icy due to the snow blowing across the roadways. East-west roadways are particularly vulnerable.
The Iowa DOT continues to urge motorists to provide feedback on travel conditions via Twitter and Facebook, while stopped in a safe location and not while driving.
The Iowa DOT offers travel information anytime by visiting http://www.511ia.org or calling 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide).