AMES, Iowa – Feb, 26, 2013; 1 p.m. update – Snowfall totals are adding up in parts of Iowa. That means several hundred Iowa Department of Transportation, county and city snowplows are on the road to clear the wintry mess for afternoon commuters.
Here are a few tips when approaching, following or passing a snowplow.
Remember the slogans, “Ice and Snow … Take It Slow” and “Don’t crowd the plow.”
For traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide). Be part of Iowa’s traffic information social media network. Help others by sharing your travel experience, photos and video once you have stopped in a safe location. Use the hashtag #iatraffic and mention @iowadot in your posts. Do not attempt to use mobile devices while driving.