The first day of Fall is Thursday, but the Iowa Department of Transportationis already preparing for winter. The D-O-T will hold its third annual WinterTraining Expo next week in Ames. Spokesperson Diane McCauley says 12-hundred city, county and state officialsfrom across Iowa will participate. She says there will be several classes toteach new removal methods and plent of equipment on hand.McCauley says managing the snow and ice on Iowa roadways involves more thanjust hooking up a plow and taking off.She says computers have become a big part of handling winter.The expo is next Monday and Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
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