AMES, Iowa - Jan. 26, 2010; 2 p.m. update - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that road conditions continue to improve. The list of impassable roads has been significantly reduced. The Iowa State Patrol has removed all “No Travel Advised” notices from the road condition report. Many roadways in southwest, central and east central Iowa have returned to normal winter driving conditions.
Wind gusts in excess of 30 mph in central, north central and east central Iowa continue to cause snow to blow over the roadway, minor drifting and at times limited visibility in unsheltered and rural areas.
Reopening of roadways is a dynamic situation as crews throughout the state begin removing blockages. Therefore, the Iowa DOT will be issuing periodic updates throughout today, as warranted. The information provided in this advisory is accurate at the time of issuance; however, the reopening of roads or discovery of new blockages may occur before the next advisory is issued.
For the latest general road condition information, visit www.511ia.org or call 511.
Known impassable roads
In addition to the state-maintained roads listed here, other local streets and county roads may be impassable.
U.S. 169 from Dallas County Road F-31 (Minburn) north to Iowa 141 (Perry)
Iowa 7 from U.S. 71 east to Newell
Iowa 44 from U.S. 169 west to Iowa 4 (Panora)
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