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Dubuque sees safe roads in winter weather

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Drivers in Dubuque had a safer commute this Friday morning compared to the mornings of other recent winter storms.

Dubuque police Capt. Russ Stecklein was the shift commander on duty Friday morning. He said his department responded to no major weather-related crashes.

He owed that to the fact that people were aware of the impending storm and many made the choice to stay off the roads.

Dubuque's street and sewer maintenance supervisor John Klostermann said the city had 15 snow plows on the roads overnight, adding to that fleet at 4 a.m. and again at 7 a.m.

What separated this winter storm from other recent ones was the break in flurries.

The snowfall in Dubuque lightened up around 3:30 a.m., allowing snow plows to get ahead of the continuing storm.

By the time the morning commute picked up, roads were wet but free of most slush and ice.

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