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Travel Still Hazardous in Much of Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 9:16 am

Areas where travel is not advised

Ÿ Travel is currently not advised in most of western Iowa and parts of central Iowa.

Ÿ The Iowa State Patrol has issued a tow ban for the affected areas.

Ÿ The “No Travel” advisory includes all of Interstate 29 and I-680, portions of I-35 in central Iowa, and I-80 from U.S. 71 west to the Nebraska state line.

Impassable roads

Ÿ U.S. 6 from Iowa 48 (Cass County) west to I-80 (Pottawattamie County)

Ÿ U.S. 18 from Iowa 4 (Emmetsburg) east to Iowa 15 (Whittemore)

Ÿ U.S. 75 from Le Mars north to the Minnesota border

Ÿ Iowa 3 from Iowa 60 (Le Mars) west to Iowa 12 (Akron/South Dakota border)

Ÿ Iowa 10 from Sutherland east to U.S. 71

Ÿ Iowa 44 from U.S. 30 east to Iowa 173 (Kimballton)

Ÿ Iowa 44 from Iowa 4 (Panora) and Iowa 141 (Grimes)

Ÿ Iowa 83 from U.S. 59 (Avoca) east to Atlantic [blocked due to vehicles stuck in drifts]

Ÿ Iowa 141 from (Iowa 175) Mapleton to Ute

Ÿ Iowa 173 from Iowa 83 north to Iowa 44 (Kimballton) [blocked due to vehicles stuck in drifts]

Roads reduced to one lane

Motorists are reminded that when a two-lane roadway is reduced to one lane, travel is head-to-head and the roadway should generally only be used during emergencies. Extreme caution should be exercised and speeds significantly reduced.

Ÿ I-29 northbound/southbound lanes in northwest Iowa

Ÿ U.S. 6 from Iowa 48 north to (Iowa 83) Atlantic

Ÿ U.S. 20 from the Galva exit west to Moville

Ÿ U.S. 20 eastbound/westbound lanes from Moville to Sioux City

Ÿ U.S. 59 from U.S. 20 south to Denison

Ÿ U.S. 63 from Iowa 102 (New Sharon) south to Iowa 92 (Oskaloosa)

Ÿ U.S. 75 northbound/southbound lanes from Sioux City to Le Mars

Ÿ U.S. 275 from Hamburg to U.S. 34

Ÿ Iowa 25 in Guthrie County from I-80 north three miles

Ÿ Iowa 39 from U.S. 30 (Denison) north to Iowa 175 (Odebolt)

Ÿ Iowa 92 from U.S. 59 west to Treynor

Ÿ Iowa 141 from U.S. 59 (Denison) west to Charter Oak

Ÿ Iowa 141 from U.S. 59 east to Manning

Ÿ Iowa 141 from Iowa 31 (Smithland) east to Iowa 175 (Mapleton)