Public Safety

Snow, winter advisories are in effect, slick road conditions expected

An electronic sign above I-380 tells motorists to use caution as there are snow plows in use on the road as snow falls in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
An electronic sign above I-380 tells motorists to use caution as there are snow plows in use on the road as snow falls in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa is experiencing snowfall across the state, creating hazardous road conditions. Snow began to accumulate in the early morning, and much of Cedar Rapids has seen accumulating between dusting and 2 inches.

According to the National Weather Service, Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect across Northeast Iowa until this evening. Light snow will continue to accumulate throughout the day at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2 inch per hour. The report says to expect 2 to 4 inches of snow from around highway 30 south to the Interstate 80 corridor, and as much as 5 to 9 inches south of Interstate 80. Areas south of Highway 34 are expected to see the greatest snowfall.

The National Weather Service reports that roads will be completely or partially snow covered and warns drivers to use caution, especially when stopping and turning. The Linn County Secondary Road Department began running priority snow routes at 7 a.m.

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