CLEAR LAKE, Iowa- “It’s ugly out there,” said Edward Brown.
Brown got off the roads Thursday while he could and waited for the storm to pass. He said he saw too many wrecks on the snow and ice covered I-35. The Iowa State Patrol said they handled a number of calls for help for jack-knifed semi’s and cars going in the ditch. They advise everyone take Brown’s advice and get off the roads.
“If I have to go to slow then I don’t make much money and it starts eating in to my hours,” he said. “I have to pull over and save the hours for later in the week.”
Troopers said they will likely not be shutting down the interstate unless the storm gets really bad. They say it does take a lot of manpower and resources to accomplish.
- Troopers advise drivers to get off the roads
- Freeborn County drivers advised to stay off gravel roads
- State Patrol advising drivers to slow down
- Deteriorating roads affecting drivers
- Road conditions not ideal for drivers
- Driver runs off the road near Geneva
- Residents advised to clear storm drains
- County plows taken off roads in Kossuth County; travel not advised on much of I-90
- Messages from law enforcement: Views from area roads show why no travel is advised
- Complaint: Trooper was partially in vehicle when driver accelerated before southern MN pursuit