Iowa DOT Expects Busy Week with Colder Temps
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The cold, frigid temperatures are finally here and the Iowa Department of Transportation is gearing up for a busy week. Even with mild temps in December, the Highway Helper program responded to almost 2,000 calls and they expect that number to climb this January. “Vehicles tend to break down more often when the weather gets colder,” said Ned Lewis, Highway Helper. “This time of year we see more stalled vehicles with flat tires, dead batteries and maintenance issues.”