Iowa DOT News Release

Blowing snow and cold temperatures cause travel headaches

Posted on: February 23, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 23, 2010 –  Light blowing snow and frigid temperatures are causing slick conditions on many Iowa roadways this afternoon.

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s weather forecasting service shows snow accumulations of less and ½-inch statewide, but warm pavement temperatures are causing the light snow to melt. Cold air temperatures are causing the precipitation to refreeze to the road surface and create slick spots. Blowing and drifting snow could cause travel issues on rural roads and in open areas overnight.

In northwest Iowa, roadways are listed as mostly covered with snow and ice. The remainder of the state is listed as normal winter driving conditions, which includes some ice and snow.


Iowa highway in the evening