Snow Forecast by Evening Commute in Ankeny; Freezing Drizzle Possible
Large ice chunks below new snow could present hidden dangers for motorists.
Ankeny and the rest of central Iowa could see up to 3 inches of new snow in a storm expected to move into the Des Moines metro area around the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service.
That could make travel difficult, especially on side streets where large ice chunks that remain on streets from last week’s blizzard could be obscured by the new snow. Public works officials around the Des Moines metro told the Des Moines Register today that sustained temperatures below 20 have made made salt and other ice-melting solutions ineffective.
Snow has already moved into the state The Iowa Department of Transportation said some roads in northwest Iowa are already completely or partially covered in snow, according to
Patchy freezing drizzle could begin after 9 p.m., mainly south of Interstate 80.
Precipitation should end by mid-day Friday.
Affected counties include Polk, Dallas, Jasper, Poweshiek, Cass Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Taylor, Ringgold, Decator, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Bremer Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Carroll, Greene Boone, Story, Marshall, Tama, Audubon and Guthrie.