Northern Iowa Still Facing Hazardous Travel Conditions

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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa -- For travelers along and north of Highway 20, blowing snow continues to make travel difficult Wednesday.

“It was tough. It was 100 percent wind, snow blowing. It was so bad you couldn’t see where you were going,” said Wendell Shellenbarger.

Shellenbarger was driving from Des Moines to Fort Dodge as a volunteer for LifeServe Blood Center. He was transporting blood for a patient in the hospital.

An 18-wheeler jack-knifed just east of Webster City on Highway 20, at times visibility was reduced due to blowing snow. Several State Patrol Officers warned traffic in the area to slow down and move over during the towing operation.

Travelers noticed the bad weather began Wednesday around the Randall Exit on Interstate 35, as if someone threw a switch and the roads were suddenly very slick.

Gary Green and his wife Michaeleen spent the night in the motel, as their over-the-road truck could not reach their home near Stanhope.

Fortunately for drivers, warmer and drier weather is on the way this weekend.


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