Road Conditions Still “Dicey” in NE Iowa
Northeast Iowa sheriff's office report that many area roads are still snow packed and impassable.
In Bremer County, Highway 218, Highway 63 and Highway 3 were 100% snow and ice covered, but plows have been clearing out the drifts. The sheriff cautions motorists to never drive through a snow drift.
In Chickasaw County, high winds on Sunday limited visibility to nearly zero, and most roads had been drifted shut. Snow plows were called off the road yesterday, but are back at work today. Tow trucks could not safely get people out of ditches, and they were not running for a time on Sunday, due to a tow ban.
In Winneshiek County, The Secondary Roads Department issued multiple reports of hazardous road conditions. The Winneshiek County Emergency Management office had reported that travel was not advised.
According to the Winneshiek County Sheriff, the management office still responded to over 50 stranded motorists and vehicles, throughout their 690 square miles of roadways.
Authorities note that driving in conditions like we had on Sunday, put everyone at risk, including emergency responders trying to render aid to stranded motorists.