The Department of Transportation says warmer pavement temperatures and reduced snowfall have helped plows get an upper hand on the roads.
Blowing snow is still causing patchy slick spots, but the DOT says they will continue working and applying salt to trouble spots.
Des Moines’ public works crews say they are also gaining ground. They moved from primary snow routes to residential streets around 1p.m.
Many cities still have snow ordinances and parking bans in effect until the roads are cleared.
The roads aren’t the only things that have needed multiple clearing attempts. People around central Iowa are clearing out their driveways and sidewalks for a second or even third time since the storm began Tuesday. Most Iowa towns require homeowners to have their walks cleared 24 and 48 hours after the storm before facing a fine.