(Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Special Weather statement for a handful of counties in the listening area.
Forecasters say visibilities are slowly falling and widespread fog early this morning is resulting in patches of dense fog restricting visibility to a quarter of a mile or less at times. In addition, very light mist is freezing on surfaces in some areas resulting in a thin glaze. Both the lowering visibilities and patchy light icing will make travel hazardous at times and anyone on the roads should drive with caution this morning.
The area counties listed in the Special Weather statement include; Audubon, Guthrie, Crawford, Carroll, Adair, Cass, Adams, Union, Taylor and Ringgold. A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect for central Iowa until 8:00 a.m. this morning.
The Iowa Department of Transportation says most travel conditions in southwest Iowa are normal this morning. However, Highway 25 from the Missouri border through Creston and north to Highway 92 is completely covered with frost. Highway 34 from Creston to Highway 169 is also completely covered with frost.
January 10, 2014