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Iowa winter weather: Snow, wintry mix cover much of the state

Local 5 Meteorologist Dave Downey hit the streets in central and northwestern Iowa to see firsthand what the second wintry weather maker of the year left behind.
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IOWA, USA — Snow is falling across much of Iowa Tuesday as temperatures continue dropping into sub-freezing territory

Local 5 Meteorologist Dave Downey visited Webster County to see what northwest Iowa looked like, noting that many roads within Webster, Greene, Boone and Calhoun counties were at least partially covered with snow for most of the day.

He also checked out the conditions of the roads in the Des Moines metro during the evening rush.

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for parts of central Iowa, including Des Moines and Ames.

Light snow and freezing drizzle are expected to continue until shortly after sunset, but, even after precipitation clears, sub-freezing temperatures could keep road conditions interesting heading into Wednesday morning. Elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses could create the slickest spots in the morning. 

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