MAINTENANCE

winter travel information

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s goal during the winter season is to return roads to reasonably near normal winter driving conditions as quickly as possible after a winter storm. The department operates around the clock to clear roads of snow and ice. Your responsibility is:

  • Ensure vehicles are in good operating condition for winter driving.
  • Take time to find out about the weather and road conditions.
  • Use good driving skills to avoid losing control of your vehicle.
  • Operate safely around snow removal equipment.

HOW THE IOWA DOT DOES WINTER

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While the official winter season for the Iowa DOT runs from mid-October to mid-April, we prepare for winter all year long. Using data collected from previous and current winter events, the Iowa DOT is working to help keep you moving safely all year long, especially during the challenges that come with Iowa winters.