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Message Monday - Winter driving: if you cruise, you lose control

Monday, January 21, 2019

Take control of your vehicle on wet or icy roads. While cruise control is a great tool on dry pavement when you want to maintain a constant speed, did you know that setting the cruise on icy roads could actually cause you to lose control of your vehicle? Icy or wet roads cause your vehicle's tires to lose contact with the pavement. When this happens, the best way to maintain control is to take your foot off the gas to...

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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission meeting postponed due to weather

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 22, 2019 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) meeting originally scheduled for today, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Des Moines County Heritage Center Museum, 501 N. 4th Street in Burlington has been postponed due to weather. For more information, contact Mary Stahlhut, Iowa DOT, by phone at 515-239-1369 or email # The MRPC is a multistate organization that works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of...

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