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SNOWPLOWS DEAL WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS IN RURAL IOWA

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TRAVEL CONDITIONS REMAIN DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE IN MUCH OF OUR AREA AS STRONG WINDS CONTINUE TO CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AROUND THE REGION.

CRAIG BARGFREDE, THE IOWA D-O-T’S WINTER OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR, SAYS IN ADDITION TO BLOWING SNOW, ICY CONDITIONS ARE CAUSING WRECKS.
BARGFREDE SAYS IT’S TOO COLD TO TREAT THE ROADS WITH SALT.

ICY4 OC………AS THEY’RE TRAVELING.” :11

MORE THAN A THIRD OF IOWA COUNTIES HAVE ISSUED TOWING BANS.

ICY5 OC……..GONNA HAPPEN.” :14

BARGFREDE SAYS IT WILL BE A FEW MORE DAYS BEFORE TEMPERATURES WARM UP ENOUGH FOR SALT TO BE EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ICE.

D-O-T snowplow camera photo near Sheldon Friday morning