Iowa Windstorm Causes Hazardous Conditions; Similar Weather Expected Friday

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Des Moines, IA – High winds created hazardous travel conditions across Iowa on Thursday, with a significant dust plume affecting areas near Waterloo.

According to the US National Weather Service in Des Moines, winds peaked at 52 mph in Mason City and Waterloo, causing blowing dust that reduced visibility on Highway 63. Law enforcement and county officials quickly responded to assist travelers impacted by the unusual weather event.

Similar conditions are expected Friday, with winds predicted to reach the same intensity. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and remain alert to changing weather conditions.

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