Wintry mix makes mess of Iowa roads, walks; more expected

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January 11th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Much of eastern/southeastern Iowa remained under a winter storm warning or winter weather advisory through Saturday evening, as a system that began in the region Friday moved eastward, leaving behind dozens of vehicle crashes and injuries from falls in slick conditions. The system brought high winds and snow the southeastern quarter of Nebraska on Friday overnight into early Saturday. The system dropped 4 inches in the Des Moines area on Friday, were police responded to 46 vehicle crashes — two with injuries. Around 2 inches fell in areas in eastern Iowa, including Davenport. But central and eastern parts of Iowa also received a thin coating of ice, making travel and even walking on sidewalks dangerous.

Another round of snow was expected Sunday, Monday evening and toward the end of the week, with the possibility of quick couple of inches during each occurrence.