AMES, Iowa – March 4, 2013: 7 p.m. – Presently, most roadways in the state are
reported as normal winter driving conditions. However, the second half of the
winter storm is still forecast to arrive this evening and continue through midday
Tuesday; or as late as 6 p.m. in the far northeast corner of Iowa. Continue to
monitor local weather information for changing conditions.
The second part of this storm will bring moderate to heavy snowfall to northeast
and east central Iowa, followed by increasing winds. The Iowa Department of
Transportation is advising motorists to be prepared for blowing and drifting snow
in these areas. Reduced visibility at times may be experienced. A north/
northwest wind from 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph, is forecast for
This is the Iowa DOT’s final travel advisory for Monday. Public information
activities, including issuance of news releases as warranted and social media
monitoring, will resume prior to the Tuesday morning commute.
For the latest Iowa road condition information 24/7, visit http://www.511ia.org or
call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide). By visiting this website you
can also learn how to view road condition information on Twitter and Facebook;
or receive reports via your mobile device.
All traffic-related news releases and traffic incident reports are posted on
Twitter @iowadot or @statewideia511.