Iowa DOT News Release

Shifting Winds Cause Tricky Travel in Northeast Iowa Later Today #iatraffic

Posted on: March 05, 2013

AMES, Iowa – March 5, 2013: 5 a.m. update – Iowa travel conditions are expected to deteriorate late this morning and into the afternoon in northeast Iowa. The National Weather Service shows snowfall totals are expected to reach 9 to 13 inches in a winter storm warning area in a line north and east of Mason City to Waterloo to Davenport. Strong north to northwest winds are also forecast to develop late Tuesday morning and through the afternoon hours, leading to blowing snow in the areas that receive the most snowfall.

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s road weather information system, WeatherView, is available to the public at; it offers valuable travel information like pavement temperatures, precipitation and wind speeds, as well as camera views.

For traveler information anytime, visit, 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.


Media access to an Iowa DOT Highway Division spokesperson will be provided until 10 p.m. tonight to discuss this winter event. Call 515-233-7960 for assistance.

Iowa highway in the evening