AMES, Iowa – March 5, 2013; 3:45 p.m. update – Iowa travelers should continue to look out for patchy slick spots and minor drifting this evening due to the blowing snow. Refreezing may also occur in some locations.
Here are the latest travel conditions:
- A winter storm warning remains in effect for Winneshiek, Allamakee and Clayton counties until 6 p.m. as the snow makes its way out of the state. Most of the precipitation has moved into Wisconsin.
- Iowa’s road weather information system, WeatherView, is reporting wind speeds in west central Iowa of 23-27 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Winds are north/northwest. Higher wind gusts can impact travel of high-profile vehicles, empty trailers and lightweight vehicles.
- 511 is reporting that roads in the northern one-third of the state, generally in an area north of U.S. 20, as partially or mostly covered with snow and ice. Some roadways in east central, south central and central Iowa area also reported as partially covered. This is generally the result of the snow blowing across the roadways and glazing.
This will be the final severe winter weather travel advisory for this event. The Iowa Department of Transportation thanks travelers for their patience and appreciates your assistance in giving snowplows some additional room to perform the cleanup.
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