Iowa DOT News Release



Overnight snow removal operation along Interstate 80 in Cedar and Johnson counties begins tonight

Posted on: February 01, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Feb. 1, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation District 6 maintenance office wants to alert the traveling public to a snow removal operation scheduled for overnight tonight, Monday, Feb. 1, from midnight to approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, along parts of I-80 in Cedar and Johnson counties.

Recent heavy snows in the area has caused snow to build up against the median concrete barriers and the Iowa DOT will utilize a mobile snow removal operation to remove snow from the along the median and push it into the shoulder and ditch. The operation will utilize several snowplows operating in tandem to push the snow to the outside shoulder. This operation will cause slower moving traffic along I-80. Maintenance crews will be assisted in alerting motorists traveling through the area by Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

Crews will start the snow removal operation east of the Herbert Hoover Highway interchange and move west to the I-80/I-380 interchange. If time allows, crews will then work on clearing snow along the eastbound lanes of I-80 to the Herbert Hoover Highway interchange.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on 511ia.org. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.

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Contact Cathy Cutler at 319-364-0235 or catherine.cutler@iowadot.us


Iowa highway in the evening