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Precautions for First Snow Storm this Winter in North Iowa

Four to 12 inches of snow could accumulate with the first snow storm this season across the northern sections of Iowa and into southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin.

Slippery conditions combined with blowing snow reducing visibility could make the evening commute hazardous. Trooper Tom Williams, with the Cedar Falls office of the Iowa State Patrol, says if those conditions result in “travel not advised” alerts, you should not ignore them.

Williams adds that even if a “travel is not advised” alert has NOT been issued, but you’re unsure whether you should hit the road, hit the state up for travel conditions first.

Williams says additional pre-travel safety precautions include making sure you have a flashlight, hats, gloves, blankets, phone charger, and a winter survival kit with food and water in your vehicle. 

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Mark Pitz

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