ADVISORY: Freezing drizzle could hinder commute


    Winter Weather Advisories have been posted in eastern Iowa ahead of light freezing drizzle forecast to move into the area. (Traffic camera courtesy Minnesota Department of Transportation)

    Areas of freezing drizzle could cause issues on the area roadways this evening, and potentially all the way through Tuesday morning.

    Winter Weather Advisories.

    National Weather Service offices in the area have issued "Winter Weather Advisories" which are in effect, some through 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    Traffic camera near Red Wing, Minnesota in southeast part of the state. (Courtesy Minnesota Department of Transportation)

    Freezing drizzle is falling in southeast Minnesota, and models suggest it may continue to trek south into eastern Iowa. Total ice accumulation is not expected to be anything that could cause power outages, but even a light glaze of ice could create treacherous travel.

    Back on Dec. 4, freezing drizzle created numerous slick spots on area roadways and caused multiple accidents, including a chain-reaction crash on I-380 in Cedar Rapids. Roadways are quite cold right now due to recent cold temperatures, so freezing drizzle would freeze on contact. Most at risk are untreated roadways.

    Check road conditions and get the latest forecast at cbs2iowa.com/weather.


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