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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:18 PM

25 accidents between Iowa City and Des Moines on I80 today

It was a slippery ride from Cleveland to Missouri, left Cleveland on snowpacked roads for 25 miles, everyone out at 5:30 am seemed to be driving with extreme caution. Cleared off through the windy city but the temp plunged to 4 and stayed there until we turned south at Des Moines.

Hit snow in Iowa City and people didn't seem to respect it as we saw many car and trucks slide off the road. Multi-car pileup in Des Moines. I even had a moment my self merging on the interstate when I hit a slick spot, a little swing this way and then that before we got it straightened out.

Have to flip the trip on Wednesday.

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Reply 25 accidents between Iowa City and Des Moines on I80 today (Original post)
liberal N proud Dec 2013 OP
elleng Dec 2013 #1
rurallib Dec 2013 #2
liberal N proud Dec 2013 #4
lunasun Dec 2013 #3
liberal N proud Dec 2013 #5

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:23 PM

1. Glad you made it.

Good luck on the return.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:42 PM

2. plan for more snow on Wednesday

I took a short trip to IC today, but used back roads to avoid traffic.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:27 PM

4. I am contemplating return a more southern route I70

I could drop down to I70 (100 miles from here) then cut north at Columbus, OH. Weather looks better in St Louis, Indy and Columbus.

Then I would only have to worry about weather fro Columbus to Cleveland.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:10 PM

3. More snow to come too

be careful

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:28 PM

5. Watching that and contemplating alternatives.

Thanks

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