Snow Caused Delays, Collisions & Accidents - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Snow Caused Delays, Collisions & Accidents

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By: Claire Powell


Tuesday's continuous snowfall turned roads into thick, slippery slush. The road conditions were enough to delay many drivers.

"The accumulation of snow on the ground, it's starting to freeze and get more hazardous out there," said Bobby Yarges, driving along I-235.

For some unlucky drivers, the conditions caused collisions and accidents.

Other drivers, like Dave Schomers, are traveling from one end of the state to the other. 

"I'm coming from the western part of the state and it's getting worse as I'm going east," said Dave Schomers, heading to Iowa City.

"We're coming from downtown and it took us about 20 to 25 minutes to get here in West Des Moines to 22nd street. There are two or three cars in the ditch, roads are getting pretty bad, getting pretty slick out there," said Yarges.

Other drivers patience are being tested by drivers either going too fast or too slow.

"If you can drive a medium speed it's better. You have too many people driving too slow or maniacs driving too fast, like 30 mph over what they should be. So if everyone keeps a nice steady pace, we'll do OK out there," said Eric Way, driving along I-235.

"It's been a good winter so far, so I guess we can't complain we just got to use some common sense and drive in winter conditions," said Schomers.

The snow is expected to continue through Tuesday night with increasing winds, colder temperatures and lower visibility into Wednesday morning. 

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