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State Patrol troopers respond to dozens of crashes as storm hits

Authorities say that a total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a van crashed on Highway 90. (MGN Image)
Authorities say that a total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a van crashed on Highway 90. (MGN Image)(KOSA)
Published: Jan. 18, 2020 at 10:59 AM CST
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Law enforcement officials were busy with weather-related calls during a winter storm in Iowa, according to new information on Saturday morning.

During the 24 hour period from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Iowa State Patrol responded to a total of 150 crashes in areas where they are responsible, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

The department also dealt with 221 motorist assist calls during the same time period.

Some local law enforcement agencies saw near-normal crash figures during the day on Friday.

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