Iowa DOT News Release



Interstate 35 and multiple roadways likely to remain closed until morning - commutes will be impacted #iatraffic

Posted on: February 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – FEB. 24, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, is stating that Interstate 35 north of the U.S. 30 interchange at Ames will likely remain closed until tomorrow morning due to continued blowing and drifting snow. In addition, roadways adjacent to I-35 as well as other roadways around the state are impassible due to the dangerous weather conditions. Travel in these conditions can be life threatening. If you do not need to make a trip, stay off the roadways for your safety.  

Commuters and others traveling north and west of Des Moines should expect that travel will be seriously impacted through tomorrow morning. If you can adjust your trip, it is recommended to do so.

Conditions are life threatening. If you are in a stranded vehicle call 911 for assistance. It is extremely dangerous to attempt to remove stranded vehicles at this time. Vehicles should not be removed until weather conditions improve.  

The Iowa DOT will issue a notification when I-35 will be safely reopened.

For traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide). Stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter at www.iowadot.com/511/socialmedia.html.

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Iowa highway in the evening