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DSM PD reports 46 vehicle crashes, State Patrol responds to 100+ during snowstorm

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Jan. 11, 2020

The Des Moines Police Department responded to 46 vehicle crashes between 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday. Of the calls, 32 were property damage only, two had minor injuries and 12 were hit-and-runs. The Iowa State Patrol took to Twitter on Friday to say it has responded to more than 100 calls during the winter storm.Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla wants to remind the public to use caution when traveling on slick roads, especially where emergency vehicles are working. Earlier this evening, an Iowa State Patrol vehicle was hit in southwest Iowa while the trooper was assisting a motorist.The weather winter advisory continues Friday night, as blowing snow is expected to impact road conditions through the evening. However, snow will stop falling at approximately 10 p.m. in Central Iowa.KCCI chief meteorologist Kurtis Gertz said a second system will consume southeast and eastern Iowa late morning into the afternoon, before pulling out by midnight.Ice will affect the southeast part of Iowa with up to .29 inch near Davenport.
The Des Moines Police Department responded to 46 vehicle crashes between 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Of the calls, 32 were property damage only, two had minor injuries and 12 were hit-and-runs.
The Iowa State Patrol took to Twitter on Friday to say it has responded to more than 100 calls during the winter storm.
Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla wants to remind the public to use caution when traveling on slick roads, especially where emergency vehicles are working.
Earlier this evening, an Iowa State Patrol vehicle was hit in southwest Iowa while the trooper was assisting a motorist.
The weather winter advisory continues Friday night, as blowing snow is expected to impact road conditions through the evening. However, snow will stop falling at approximately 10 p.m. in Central Iowa.
KCCI chief meteorologist Kurtis Gertz said a second system will consume southeast and eastern Iowa late morning into the afternoon, before pulling out by midnight.
Ice will affect the southeast part of Iowa with up to .29 inch near Davenport.
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