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Iowa National Guard helps stranded drivers

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Iowa National Guard soldiers were able to patrol highways in the area using Humvees. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard Iowa National Guard soldiers were able to patrol highways in the area using Humvees. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard
Pfc. Joel Fuhrmeister and other members of the HAT attached temporary tags to disabled vehicles in Iowa City. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard Pfc. Joel Fuhrmeister and other members of the HAT attached temporary tags to disabled vehicles in Iowa City. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard
Sfc. Shaun Jenson and Pfc. Aaron Last marked a disabled car and transported its driver to a safe location during the storm. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard Sfc. Shaun Jenson and Pfc. Aaron Last marked a disabled car and transported its driver to a safe location during the storm. Photo Courtesy of the Iowa National Guard

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Members of the Iowa National Guard were called in ahead of the storm to serve on Highway Assistance Teams (HAT). These teams helped the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State Patrol in rescuing and transporting those stranded by the blizzard conditions.

The Iowa National Guard posted 3 Highway Assistance Teams at IDOT sites in Coralville, Mount Pleasant and Davenport.

Iowa National Guard soldiers were able to patrol highways in the area using Humvees. Pfc. Joel Fuhrmeister and other members of the HAT attached temporary tags to disabled vehicles in Iowa City. On this mission, the HAT provided assistance for 17 motorists who would have otherwise been forced to wait out the storm in their vehicles.

Sfc. Shaun Jenson and Pfc. Aaron Last marked a disabled car and transported its driver to a safe location during the storm.

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