WINTER STORM: Road Closures, DOT Warning

Posted on: 6:50 pm, March 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:05pm, March 10, 2013

winter warning

Western Iowa roadways were impacted by the storm Sunday. This was the state of the roads as of 1.00 a.m. Monday morning:

  • Avoid travel between Des Moines and Omaha on I-80.
  • Services/parking is limited/full along I-80 in western Iowa with traffic along the route backed up. Where possible seek refuge in Des Moines if traveling west or Omaha/Council Bluffs if traveling east.
  • Travel’s not advised on I-35 north of Ames
  • DOT says not to travel on the state highways in northwest/west central Iowa after snow plows suspend operations due to dangerous conditions. They will resume 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Much of IA 141, US 30and US 59 around Denison is impassible.

1.15 a.m. – I-380 northbound has reopened near Cedar Rapids

9:35 p.m. – I-80 westbound exit 46 and 51 near Walnut has reopened.

8.20 p.m. – Interstate 80 has reopened between exits 34 and 40 in Shelby to Avoca in Pottawattamie County. Both lanes were blocked due to an accident.

7.15 p.m. – I-29 was blocked both ways near exit 95 in Harrison County but has reopened.

Blockages were the result of multiple crashes.

For the latest travel conditions, click here.