Accidents involving multiple vehicles have Interstate 80 blocked in Pottawattamie County near Avoca. The road is blocked in both westbound and eastbound directions. This blockage is expected to take considerable time to clear. A detour has been established using U.S. 59, Iowa 44, and Pottawattamie County Road M-16.
Whiteout conditions due to high winds accompanied by snow are occurring in parts of western Iowa. Gusts exceeding 40 mph are being reported by the Iowa DOT's road weather information system.
Travelers are advised that the Nebraska Department of Roads is reporting that westbound I-80 in Nebraska at Lincoln near Lincoln at mile marker 395. Drivers planning to travel into Nebraska are cautioned about hazardous travel conditions and should take appropriate actions.
For Iowa road condition information, visit http://www.511ia.org; call 511 in Iowa or800-288-1047 nationwide; or visit Twitter @iowadot or @statewideia511. Use the hashtag #iatraffic when tweeting about this winter storm.