Home Local News WINTER WEATHER TAKES A HEAVY TOLL ON IOWA DRIVERS (UPDATE)

WINTER WEATHER TAKES A HEAVY TOLL ON IOWA DRIVERS (UPDATE)

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UPDATED 9:45AM 2/6/18

Authorities say seven people have been killed – including two teenage sisters – on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday.

The storm led to dozens of crashes across the state, including a  50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.

The Des Moines Register reports that 17-year-old Avery Arneson and 13-year-old Aiden Arneson, sisters from Decorah, died a two-vehicle crash around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a county road in northeast Iowa.

Four other teens were injured and hospitalized in that crash.

In Cedar Rapids, two men died in a crash on Interstate 380 that police say was weather-related, and one person died and several people were critically injured in the pileup that closed Interstate 35 near Ames.

On I-80, police say a person was killed in a crash east of Grinnell around 1:20 p.m., and another person died and two others were injured at 1:40 p.m. near Durant.

Here in Sioux City, authorities responded to several accidents, vehicles in ditches and jacknifed semis.

No fatalities or critical injuries were reported locally.
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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KSCJ LISTENING AREA THROUGH NOON TODAY (MONDAY).

SIOUX CITY POLICE AND WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE RESPONDED TO NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS IN THE METRO AREA THROUGHOUT THE MORNING.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY AS THERE ARE NUMEROUS ICY SPOTS ON AREA ROADWAYS.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

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