Road Conditions Deteriorate Quickly with Heavy Snow and High Winds
AMES, Iowa Feb. 21, 2013: 1 Iowa travel conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly late this morning in southern Iowa, this afternoon in the central part of the state and this evening in northeast Iowa. Significant snowfall and high winds will cause visibility to diminish very quickly, with periods of whiteout conditions.
The Iowa Department of Transportation's road weather information system, WeatherView, is available to the public at weatherview.iowadot.gov/; it offers valuable travel information like pavement temperatures, precipitation and wind speeds, aswell as camera views.
For traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide).Be part of Iowa's traffic information social media network. Help others by sharing your travel experience, photos and video once you have stopped in a safe location. Use the hashtag #iatraffic and mention @iowadot in your posts. Do not attempt to use mobile devices while driving.