Winter Storm Warning Issued for Greene County

February 8, 2018 12:45 pm
Highway 30 near Scranton. Photo courtesy of Iowa DOT

Highway 30 near Scranton. Photo courtesy of Iowa DOT

Heads up for motorists, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Greene County.

The warning is expected to last from 3pm Thursday until 9am Friday. The National Weather Service predicts anywhere from four to seven inches of snowfall during the warning and winds will increase up to 25-miles-per-hour, creating areas of blowing and drifting snow. Greene County Sheriff Jack Williams explains what to do if you become stranded on the side of the road during severe winter weather.

“Give us a call so we know where you’re at and we’ll try and get to you. But otherwise let your car, once it’s warm, shut it off for 10 to 15-minutes and then start it so it can warm back up, so you can conserve fuel. Sometimes it does take us a while to get to places and sometimes we have to have county roads and the state plow a way for us to get to vehicles. But we will always try and get to you.”

Also if you see plow trucks on the roadway, motorists are encouraged to not crowd the plow. Make sure you give your vehicle plenty of space around the plow truck so crews can do their job of clearing the roads of snow.

The National Weather Service has also issued a winter weather advisory for Guthrie and Dallas counties to start at 9pm Thursday evening until 9am Friday.

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