Snowplow Crews Prep For Challenge Of Approaching Winter Storm

Statewide Iowa — Strong winds, heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures are expected to start hitting Iowa later today (Wednesday) and it’s coming as the Iowa Department of Transportation is still clearing last week’s snow.

Craig Bargfrede, the DOT’s winter operations administrator, says the forecast wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour will make it even harder to clear the roads.

He says they’ll work with state patrol staff on whether to make road closures. He advises holiday travelers to watch the weather forecast closely. Bargfrede says given the cold, they’ve lost one important snow-fighting tool.

Bargfrede says strong winds will also create visibility issues.



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