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 http://weatherview.iowadot.gov/; it offers valuable travel
information like pavement temperatures, precipitation and wind speeds, as well
as camera views.
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
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.