The latest snowstorm to hit the state appears to be less widespread than the previous storms. Iowa Department of Transportation winter operations manager, Annette Dunn, says one area has seen most of the snow dropped by the storm.
“What we’re seeing is the eastern edge of Iowa, mostly towards the northern half. It really seems to be missing us more than we had anticipated, but we are still getting a little bit coming in on the eastern border,” Dunn says. “However, there is a little bit of a system coming in on the western border that probably will hit the Ames, Des Moines area around one or two o’clock, it’s just hard to say.”
Dunn says snow in a smaller area is easier to deal with, but the problem is knowing which small area will be hit.”The thing that’s more challenging to us is trying to predict when it’s going to happen, and where it is going to happen when it’s just kind of popping up like it is now,” Dunn says.
Road conditions vary widely across the state, from normal winter conditions, to wet and icy, and some in northern and eastern Iowa are partly to mostly covered with snow. You can find out more about road conditions at: www.511ia.org, or by calling 511- in Iowa.
The National Weather Service is maintaining a winter storm warning for Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette and Clayton counties until six o’clock tonight.