Road crews in southwest Iowa’s Adair County were pulled off the road late this morning as they couldn’t keep up with the blizzard. County roads supervisor Rick Mickelson says visibility was nearly zilch. Mickelson says "For safety’s sake, we pulled the trucks off. The wind is starting to pick up now and it’s a wet, mushy snow…snowing so hard, we can’t see."
Mickelson says crews may return to the roads later today, if they can. Though he knows their services are needed, he says it’s not worth risking lives to clear the roads. He says "The trucks will go out as soon as the snow lets up later on…if it does…and the winds stay down. Everybody stay home up this way!" Mickelson says road crews in Adair County are responsible for approximately 900 miles of rock and asphalt roadways.
Dickinson County says they’ll be pulling their plows of the roadways too as they’re having a hard time keeping up with the snow.