CLEANING UP: DOT Plows Staying Busy

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has more than 100 plows working to clear roads across the state Friday. In many places a thick icepack covered the roads from Thursday’s snow and conditions were only made worse by drivers trying to get home.

Most of the DOT’s plows are working in central Iowa, but they have a lot of ground to cover. You can see where the DOT plows are working using the DOT’s online tracking system.

The storm tracked from the northwest corner of Iowa to the southeast leaving roads mostly ice and snow covered.

The DOT is warning drivers that the wind will continue throughout Friday and even small amounts of blowing snow can cause hazardous driving conditions.  It says trips in severe winter weather can take three to four times longer than normal.

Check out statewide road conditions here.