Iowa DOT preps for heavy snow over northern third of state

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Iowa DOT preparing for winter

Des Moines, Iowa – A winter storm is expected to bury much of northern Iowa under up to 8 inches of snow later today into tomorrow. Iowa Department of Transportation Winter Operations Administrator Craig Bargfrede says plow operators should be ready after a week-long break from any snow or ice events.

The Iowa DOT is responsible for snow and ice removal on more than 9,000 miles of Iowa highways. This winter, the DOT’s 900 plows are equipped with new GPS units.

Roughly half of the plow trucks also have cameras mounted in the cab, allowing Iowans to check photos online of the current road conditions. Bargfrede is praising motorists for slowing down and maintaining a safe distance from plows.

To track a plow, click here. Iowa road conditions can be monitored online at 511ia.org.

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