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    Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Thought I would start a thread for those that HAVE to drive today. If you could share what roads you used in the metro, how they were, and if there are any that are impossible. Might help other folks weighing their decision to head out today.



    Looks like the weather people were dead on with this one!


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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    I380 in Cedar Rapids has about 5 inches of snow on it, with drifts.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I380 in Cedar Rapids has about 5 inches of snow on it, with drifts.
    thanks craig ... I was just trying to decide to drive downtown or not. hows 1st ave?



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    [QUOTE=mjones34;1406876]Thought I would start a thread for those that HAVE to drive today. If you could share what roads you used in the metro, how they were, and if there are any that are impossible. Might help other folks weighing their decision to head out today.



    Looks like the weather people were dead on with this one![/QUOTE]


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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    thanks craig ... I was just trying to decide to drive downtown or not. hows 1st ave?

    Don't know about 1rst ave, but Blairsferry was drifting over. I was going to drive my wife to work (she works as a nurse in Iowa City). We turned around at the 32nd street exit and went home. If you don't have to go, don't.

    Also, our round trip last about 25 minutes. The wind probably doubled in the time we were out.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Don't know about 1rst ave, but Blairsferry was drifting over. I was going to drive my wife to work (she works as a nurse in Iowa City). We turned around at the 32nd street exit and went home. If you don't have to go, don't.

    Also, our round trip last about 25 minutes. The wind probably doubled in the time we were out.
    Thanks, gonna finish this pop tart and go back to bed.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Here in Johnston:

    Across the street from me a brand new Ford F150 extended cab 4x4 has pulled out of his garage and is now stuck in his driveway. He looks very cold shoveling.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Not sure where it is exactly but I80 is CLOSED between mile marker 173 - 191 - Impassible.

    if someone knows what towns that is near please post.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Not sure where it is exactly but I80 is CLOSED between mile marker 173 - 191 - Impassible.

    if someone knows what towns that is near please post.
    Sully-Tama I believe.

    I-80 Exits: Central Iowa



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    That is near Grinnell according to kcci.

    I decided since my office is closed, there is no point in shoveling until late this afternoon when the winds have slowed. Good thing we have leftovers, christmas cookies, and egg nog!


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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    DOT has pulled plows on I35 to the Minnesota border from the Elkart exit.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Just drove my soon to be wife to work, ******* had to dig out of 3 feet of drifts by shovel around her car, who opens up a doctors office when the news is saying not to drive, by the time i got back the driveway was 4 inches under agian, FML i will have to dig her car out agian at 5 when i go get her, ps this is in ames


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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    My driving conditions were perfect but again I do live in the South....

    I wish I was there with you guys...damn I miss snow . Hopefully its still white when I get there later this month.



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Here in Johnston:

    Across the street from me a brand new Ford F150 extended cab 4x4 has pulled out of his garage and is now stuck in his driveway. He looks very cold shoveling.
    Thanks, now we all know to avoid that dude's driveway



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    Re: Wednesday morning road/driving conditions

    Sheriffs were not letting people onto 30 from Nevada earlier this morning. I think they're letting people on now.

    Sounds like I-35 is closed for a stretch north of Ankeny.


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