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Iowa Department of Public Safety
Larry L. Noble, Commissioner
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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Colonel Patrick J. Hoye, Chief

For immediate release:  
Tuesday, February 1, 2011  
Des Moines, Iowa  


Des Moines, IOWA --- The Iowa State Patrol is starting to see an increase in the number of crashes, motorist assists, and calls to its six communications centers as a major winter storm system slowly moves across the state.

January 31, 2011, 00:00-23:59 February 1, 2011, 00:00-12:00
Crashes Investigated     58 Crashes Investigated     53
Motorist Assisted        155 Motorist Assisted          59
Calls at Com Centers  921 Calls at Com Centers  490

State Patrol Officials remind motorists that over the next 48 hours, snow will continue to accumulate and wind speeds will increase. These conditions will negatively affect road conditions and visibility, particularly in the south and southeastern portions of the state. To find out what the roads are like in your corner of the state, visit www.511ia.org

Please choose carefully when and if travel is necessary. You don't want to be the next Iowan involved in a crash, calling the Iowa State Patrol for assistance!


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