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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

February 3, 2015 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Major Snowstorm Response Totals

Des Moines, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol Communication Centers were busy fielding calls during this past weekend’s major snowstorm. Preliminary totals from Saturday, January 31, 2015 through today, February 3, 2015 at 10:30AM, show that the Iowa State Patrol responded to:

  • 273 crashes
  • 872 calls for motorist assists

The total number of emergency calls received at our Communications Centers is likely higher than noted, as numerous calls on any particular event may not have been logged due to the extremely high call volume and radio traffic occurring in the Communication Centers over the past 72 hours.

The DPS and Iowa State Patrol are continually committed to keeping the public informed of the weather conditions and providing safety to anyone traveling throughout our state.


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