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What to Expect:

  • Widespread Snow
  • Wintry Mix Possible with Ice Glazing up to a Tenth of an Inch (Mainly SE Ottumwa - Freeport Line)
  • Snow Rates Moderate to Heavy at Times with Low Visibility
  • East Winds 20-30 mph - with Blowing and Drifting Snow
  • Very Difficult Travel - esp. in Warning Areas
  • Morning Commute Impacted

What to Do:

  • Check the latest forecasts and
    Road Conditions before traveling
  • Possibly postpone/cancel travel
  • Allow extra time to reach your destination
  • Drive & Walk with Caution
  • Leave extra braking distance between you and the car ahead of you
  • Be more careful approaching intersections and attempting turns
  • Be careful walking and while going up/down stairs that may be iced over
  • Have a survival kit for home & travel (blankets, batteries, flashlights, fully changed cell phone, etc.)
  • Remember! - When There's Ice & Snow - Take It Slow! 

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