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AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012: 10:30 a.m. – Due to life-threatening blizzard conditions, the Iowa Department of Transportation's "No Travel" advisory remains in effect until midnight for the following counties.
DOT District 1 (Central Iowa) – Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Green, Boone, Story, Marshall, Tama, Polk, Jasper and Poweshiek counties
DOT District 2 (Northern Iowa) – Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Bremer, and Black Hawk counties
DOT District 3 (Northwest Iowa) - Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Calhoun, Sac, and Ida Counties. (Note: Sac, Ida and Monona Counties are expected to be near winter normal by shortly after noon today and visibility is above 1/2 mile in those counties already.)
DOT District 4 (Southwest Iowa) – Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Fremont, Page, Taylor and Ringgold counties
DOT District 5 (Southeast Iowa) – Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk, Washington, Muscatine, Louisa, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Lee counties
DOT District 6 (Eastern Iowa)– Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Benton, Linn, Jones, Jackson, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, and Clinton counties
If you absolutely must travel, bring your mobile phone and winter survival supplies. If you become stranded, STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE and call 911.
For the latest travel information, use Iowa's 511. 511 information is available in several convenient formats, select the one that best meets your needs.
By phone (call 511 within Iowa or 800-288-1047 toll-free nationwide).
Email and/or text message (Get personalized "My Reports" alerts via email and/or text message. Alerts keep travelers informed about traffic incidents, road closures and other restrictions that affect the highway routes users have preselected. It's easy to subscribe to My Reports and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit http://www.iowadot.gov/511/MyReportsAlerts.html for simple, step-by-step instructions.)
AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2012: 8:30 a.m. – Due to life-threatening blizzard conditions, the Iowa Department of Transportation's "No Travel" advisory remains in effect throughout Thursday.
The Iowa DOT's road and aviation weather system is currently reporting sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts over 50 mph in some locations. The very strong winds are likely to continue until midnight with whiteout conditions at times and significant drifting.
The National Weather Services is forecasting 6 to 14 inches of snow by this afternoon, with the higher totals expected along an axis from just east of Atlantic to Des Moines to Waterloo. Snow is currently falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
If you must travel, bring your mobile phone and winter survival supplies. If you become stranded,STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLEand call 911.
Throughout the storm, look toward Iowa's 511 system for information about traffic incidents, road closures or lane restrictions, observations of winter road conditions from the Iowa State Patrol and National Weather Service warnings. Also available through 511 are views from several metro area cameras, traffic speeds in certain locations and a display of active electronic road sign messages.
Information from the Iowa DOT's road and aviation weather systems, including critical winter-related conditions, such as precipitation type, wind speed/gusts and road temperatures, is available athttp://weatherview.iowadot.gov/. Traffic cameras and travel speeds from throughout the state are also available on WeatherView.
511 information is available in several convenient formats, select the one that best meets your needs.
By phone (call 511 within Iowa or 800-288-1047 toll-free nationwide).
Email and/or text message (Get personalized "My Reports" alerts via email and/or text message. Alerts keep travelers informed about traffic incidents, road closures and other restrictions that affect the highway routes users have pre selected. It's easy to subscribe to My Reports and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visithttp://www.iowadot.gov/511/MyReportsAlerts.htmlfor simple, step-by-step instructions.)