Tow bans issued, Winter Storm Warning in effect

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The latest round of winter weather moved in Eastern Iowa Monday afternoon, bringing with it a forecast of more than six inches of snow by the time it moves out Tuesday.

Iowa DOT plow cam image from Interstate 380 at mile marker 17, near the 33rd Ave SW exit (Iowa Department of Transportation)

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until Tuesday night. Heavy, wet snow is expected to fall Monday night into the overnight hours Tuesday.

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The snow prompted officials to issue tow bans in several counties as of 5 p.m. Monday. These include Marshall, Tama, Benton, Linn, Cedar, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson, Iowa, and Poweshiek.

The Iowa Department of Transportation said more than 400 plows have been deployed across the state to clean highways and interstates as the snow continues to fall.

Road conditions across much of the area are mostly to completely snow covered as of Monday night.

Law enforcement officials are asking drivers to stay home if possible during the storm and remind drivers that if a tow ban is in place, towing services won't be available until conditions improve.