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Additional Snow and Strong Winds to Impact Travel Overnight into Tuesday #iatraffic

March 04, 2013

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

Tuesday.

 

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.

 

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Iowa highway in the evening