Iowa DOT Highway Helpers Brave the Cold to Save Stranded Drivers
ANKENY, Iowa -- Just like first responders, the Iowa DOT Highway Helpers are working extra hours to assist stranded drivers during extremely cold temperatures. Highway helpers take care of jump starting cars, low fuel, tire changes and even removing debris from the road. “If its quick and easy you know we will put fuel in and try to jump start their car real quick but if it requires us to get a tow involved and there’s wait time it's too dangerous to sit out there this time of year. And we will make arrangements to get them home or get them to a safe location,” Iowa DOT Highway Helper Supervisor Tom Kimbrow said.