TRAVEL ADVISORY: DOT Warns Drivers

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory because of the winter storm that hit much of Iowa Thursday and in to early Friday.

With a blanket of snow covering the state, the DOT is warning drivers about the dangerous conditions that may arise from the heavy snowfall and blowing snow.

Crews worked to maintain the state’s highways overnight.

Police were also out on minor crashes overnight from fender benders to cars running into poles. If you are on the roads and slide off, you won’t have your car for a while as there is a tow ban in place statewide.

The DOT is advising travelers to make sure they have a winter survival kit, emergency supplies, and a charged cell phone in their vehicle in case they become stranded.

You can check road conditions across the state here.