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Dubuque County road conditions deteriorating fast


Dubuque County engineer Bret Wilkinson said Thursday afternoon the county road conditions are deteriorating fast.

He recommended anybody who lives on a county road get home as soon as possible and stay there. He stressed the road conditions will likely continue to get worse through the early Friday morning hours.

The county's 29 snow-removal vehicles have been working to clear roads since 5 a.m. Thursday, but Wilkinson said the blowing and falling snow is now filling the roads "10 times faster" than crews can clear it.

He said folks who are driving on the county roads and getting stuck are only impeding the plowing process.

Old Highway 20 is a road Wilkinson mentioned is particularly bad. He said even the county's snow-removal vehicles are getting stuck at some parts of county roads.

County crews can't keep ahead of the snow, Wilkinson said so - again - anybody who lives in Dubuque County should get home as soon as possible. Those people should make sure they have at least full tank of gas and a cell phone in case they get stuck and need to call for help.

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