Iowa DOT News Release

Oversize load movements restricted in parts of Iowa

Posted on: November 24, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 24, 2010 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s is reminding commercial motor carriers that movement of permitted oversize loads is only allowed when the roadways are clear of ice and snow, and visibility is at least 1/4 mile. 

Presently, many roadways in the state are partially or completely covered with a mix of snow and ice. A wintery mix of freezing rain, freezing drizzle, snow and sleet is possible across the north and central parts of the state through the day. Gusty northwest winds and temperatures well below freezing are expected for most of the state tonight.

For the latest road conditions, visit: or call 511 (within Iowa) or
800-288-1047 (nationwide).

For oversize, fuel and trip permit information, call: 515-237-3264.



Iowa highway in the evening