Watch out for frost-slick roads early Saturday, NWS says


Frost is rapidly developing on roads early Saturday morning in the Perry area, according to a special statement issued by the National Weather Service office in Des Moines.

Warm, humid air is surging into Iowa and causing frost to develop rapidly on cold road surfaces. This is making for very slick, treacherous travel conditions as the warm air spreads from southeast to northeast across the area.

Motorists traveling early Saturday are urged to check the latest road conditions before setting out and be alert for slick spots, especially on bridges.

Along with Dallas County, the area affected includes Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone, Story, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper, Poweshiek, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Taylor,
Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose and Davis counties.

Along with the Perry area, the area includes the cities of Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Grinnell, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Albia, Ottumwa, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville, and Bloomfield. wil update this weather story as forecasts evolve.


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