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    Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Anyone been out today? Specifically looking for first-hand reports on Hwy 30 from Ames to Cedar Rapids, or I-35 & I-80 from Ames to Iowa City.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Ditto...I'm wanting to go from DSM to Albia. Can't decide whether to chance it or not.

    Don't need to leave for another 90 minutes or so.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Yeah we're not leaving Ames until around 11:30, just wondering which route would be better, or if it would be best to stay in Ames. Supposed to have a family Christmas in Eastern IA.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Yeah we're not leaving Ames until around 11:30, just wondering which route would be better, or if it would be best to stay in Ames. Supposed to have a family Christmas in Eastern IA.
    Yeah, well in Eldridge right now it's a balmy 48 degrees and we're supposed to have a high of 51.


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    I just decided that my car isn't going anywhere today. I hate ice.


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    It's 35 in Iowa City, and supposed to hit 44 today. On the other hand, apparently 9 out of the first 10 flights out of the Cedar Rapids airport have been grounded so far... Dunno what all of that means together. I'm just glad I'm going to south Texas for a few days, where the current "cold spell" means lows of 50 degrees!


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    I drove from Urbandale to downtown Des Moines around 9 am. The roads seemed more heavy slush than ice - even on the side streets. There wasn't much traffic.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    This is probably too late for most of who's posted here, but my dad called earlier (they live an hour east of Des Moines) and said our Christmas today is postponed until tomorrow. WHO and other places said semis going 10-15 mph, people sliding into ditches, etc. They already had an ince or so of ice on the ground and were getting freezing rain.
    Conditions will improve later today for here, and stay above freezing for several days. That's reason enough for us to stay put today.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Anyone been out lately with an update on the roads?


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Ames was fine.


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    I was out earlier driving from downtown Des Moines toward Norwalk. Side roads are going to be a lot worse than the main roads at this point. I had about a quarter inch of ice on my car that took a good while to chip off.


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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Decided to stay home. Drove over to Target earlier and the Ames roads weren't bad. Didn't want to chance it on roads with tow bans in a car that doesn't have good handling.



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    Anyone got an update on 380 north of CR?



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    Re: Road Conditions 12-27-08

    I didn't realize it was bad in central Iowa at all. It's mid 40s in eastern Iowa.



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