KIMT NEWS 3- The best way to describe how it felt to be driving on Friday is saying it was like being on a boat. The wind just took your car and pushed you around the interstates but with the weather expected to be worse over the weekend, some are making their trip before the storm hits.
Maury Aaseng started his day in Duluth and was making his way to New Liberty on Friday. He took a break from driving at the North Iowa Welcome Center saying the wind is making it a little more difficult to maneuver on the road. He said he was driving a little slower than normal while on the interstate to ensure he and is daughter were safe.
“I’m seeing the semis shift, a little bit of blowing rain and occasionally a gust of wind that catches you off guard and makes you put both hands on the wheel,” he said.
Those with the Iowa State Patrol say one of the biggest safety tips they have for people traveling this weekend is to turn on your headlights. Sargent Mindy Coe of the Iowa State Patrol says this will help other drivers see you in reduced visibility situations.
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