AMES, IOWA –
Feb. 22, 2013 – Due to the winter storm,
roads, bridges, overpasses and ramps have become slick in many locations in
Iowa. Eastbound Interstate 80 is currently blocked near Colfax at mile post 159
due to multiple crashes. This incident may take considerable time to
concern is the persistent blowing snow over roadways in open areas, which is
causing glazing of roadway surfaces. Patchy slick spots can be encountered at
any time. Traveling under these conditions requires:
to give their full attention to the driving task.
not use cruise control.
back from the vehicles ahead as they could make erratic, sudden maneuvers.
in the vehicle to wear seat belts at all times.
give yourself added time to get to your destination and don’t be the cause of
an accident by driving too fast for conditions or cutting in and out in
If you plan
to travel today, check road conditions by visiting www.511ia.org or calling 511 in Iowa or
800-288-1047 nationwide. You can also follow the Iowa DOT on Facebook or