Saturday, December 11, 2010

8:45 PM Update:Extreme Wind/Blizzard Conditions

Do not travel tonight. That is what the Iowa DOT is asking of drivers.
The DOT has pulled snow plows off the western 1/2 of Iowa. Travelers are warned that if they venture out...they may not be rescued tonight.
Flights have been cancelled through the Midwest. Check with your airline at the Des Moines International Airport before you leave to make a flight tomorrow.
We have seen only 1 to 2 inches of snow...but the wind gusts have reached 60 mph. White-out conditions continue for the area...even tree damage has been reported in the Urbandale area.
The high today was 46....tonight we will see single digits with wind chills at -15 to -25.
Iowa State Patrol says I-80 west of West Des Moines is closed because of jack-knifed semi-trucks. They are working to set up road-blocks...but ask folks not to drive that way tonight...they will not get far.

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