Iowa DOT News Release

Oversize load movements restricted in parts of Iowa

Posted on: January 31, 2011

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 31, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) 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, and heavy snow is possible across the state through Wednesday.

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