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February 25, 2019


Southbound Interstate 35 to Reopen at Noon Today; Northbound Remains Closed

AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, will be reopening southbound Interstate 35 from the Northwood exit south at noon today. Please remember that the roadway will not be bare pavement in most places and you’ll need to use winter driving skills.

Northbound I-35 will remain closed for the time being. The Iowa DOT and Iowa State Patrol are working closely with the Minnesota DOT and Minnesota State Patrol to coordinate the opening of the northbound lanes to assure a safe flow of traffic between the two states. We are hopeful the northbound lanes will be reopened later this afternoon.

For large trucks looking for a place to park until the northbound lanes open, please utilize Prairie Meadows in Altoona or Hilton Coliseum in Ames. NOTE: All vehicles must be moved out of the Hilton Coliseum parking lot by 4 p.m. today due to the Iowa State University men’s basketball game tonight.

Travel in these conditions can be life threatening. If you can adjust your trip, it is recommended to do so. For traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide). Stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter at ww.iowadot.com/511/socialmedia.html.


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