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DOT WARNING: Road Conditions Still Dodgy

Posted on: 6:11 am, January 30, 2013, by , updated on: 12:01pm, January 30, 2013


The Iowa Department of Transportation says travel conditions in the northeast and east central Iowa are treacherous because of heavy snow and winds.

Travel is not advised on parts of I-80, I-380, U.S. 20, U.S. 63, U.S. 151 and U.S. 218. Cities included in the advisory are Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Waterloo, Dubuque, and Decorah.

The DOT says glazing conditions are occurring on some east-west roadways because of the blowing snow.

DOT road crews will be working throughout the day to clear roads but they’re advising drivers that road conditions are far from ideal. Heavy snow and reported wind gusts as high as 38 miles per hour are causing areas of low visibility and periods of whiteout conditions.

Traffic delays and backups are being reported across the state and several roads are experiencing temporary closures because of accidents.

Travelers can check road conditions from the DOT here and can also call 511 in Iowa to get the latest information.