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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

January 6, 2015 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Preliminary Snowstorm Response Numbers from the Iowa State Patrol

Des Moines, IOWA ---Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol Communications Centers indicate that beginning at 12:00 AM on January 5, 2015 and continuing through 12:00 PM, January 6, 2015 the Iowa State Patrol managed:

  • 171 covered crashes (including one fatality crash)
  • 237 calls for motorist assists

Emergency calls received are likely higher as numerous calls on a single event may not have been logged due to the extremely high call volume and radio traffic occurring in the communication centers over the past 36 hours.


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