Accumulating snow over a wide portion of Iowa today will cause slick roads. According to the National Weather Service, 3 to 5 inches of snow, with locally heavier amounts, can be expected on a diagonal line from the southwest corner of the state up through northeast Iowa.
According to the National Weather Service, a band of heavy, wet snow mixed with sleet will continue to push east across western and central Iowa through the afternoon today. Isolated thunderstorms will also occur over the area bringing locally heavy snowfall of 7 inches or more. When the heaviest snow is falling, visibility may be decreased to ½ mile or less in some open areas.
Iowa DOT crews are out in the impacted areas of the state clearing slush and snow. Travelers are urged to evaluate the need for travel and if you must travel, slow down and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and other vehicles.
Road conditions are currently being reported as mostly to completely covered with slush and snow in the southwest, central and north central portions of the state.
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s traveler information website, www.511ia.org, typically reverts from winter road condition reporting on April 15. Due to the late season storm, the winter road conditions have been reinstated.
The Iowa DOT urges travelers to provide feedback on Twitter and Facebook. Travelers who are stopped in a safe location are asked to take a moment to share observations and experiences.
Throughout the storm, while stopped in a safe location, use social media to connect with the Iowa DOT.