Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa DOT issues travel update as roads become ice-covered in some areas

Posted on: November 24, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 24, 2010 – 12:30 p.m. update – Heavy rain and roadway surface temperatures hovering at or below freezing are causing slick travel conditions. The Iowa State Patrol is now reporting travel is not advised on Interstate 35 in northern Iowa. Numerous crashes have also been reported in central Iowa today, periodically closing roadways.

The state roadways are also partially covered with freezing precipitation in much of northwest Iowa, and parts of north central and central Iowa.

As an example of travel conditions, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s road weather information system sensors in and near I-35 at Williams were reporting at 12:30 p.m. today an air temperature of 31.6⁰ F, a pavement temperature of 31.5⁰ F, heavy rain, visibility of 0.1 miles, a wind gust of 30.75 mph, and traffic moving an average of only 19.9 mph in the southbound driving lane.

For the latest travel conditions, visit: www.511ia.org or call 511.

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Iowa highway in the evening