The snow has stopped, but high winds are continuing to cause problems by blowing the snow on the ground across roadways. One of the worst areas is on Interstate 80 between Mitchellville and Altoona. Iowa State Trooper Doug Cutts says there’s no way to counter the slick spots caused by the blowing snow.
He says they can’t put sand on it, as it blows off the road, and salt brine doesn’t work because the temperatures are too low. Cutts says they’ve seen this problem before.
Cutts says it’s a problem every winter and until the wind dies down, it’s going to be a continuous problem. Cutts says there were several cars in the ditch along the interstate, with some upside down.
By Randy Van, KCOB, Newton