Iowa DOT News Release

Wednesday morning travel update

Posted on: February 17, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 17, 2010 – 8:15 a.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that roads in northern Iowa remain partially or completed covered with snow and ice. Patches of packed ice continue to cause slick driving conditions.

Some roadways in northwest Iowa continue to be reduced to one lane of travel and will remain that way until large snowblowers can clear the drifts. The travel lanes of other roadways in western Iowa are narrow and it will take time for crews to widen them and remove snow from the shoulders.


Roads restricted to one lane
In addition to the state-maintained roads listed here, other local streets and county roads may be restricted or impassable due to blowing and drifting snow.

  • U.S. 20 from Iowa 140 (Moville) east to Ida County Road M-25 (Galva)
  • U.S. 20 from Ida County Road M-25 (Galva) to Sac City
  • U.S. 59 from U.S. 20 (Holstein) south to U.S. 30 (Denison)
  • Iowa 175 from Arthur east to U.S. 71

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Iowa highway in the evening