UPDATE: Dubuque Co. roads reopen after snow closures - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: Dubuque Co. roads reopen after snow closures

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) - Highway 136 in Dubuque County has re-opened, officials said Thursday afternoon. at around 4 p.m.

Officials urge drivers to use caution in the area.

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Dubuque County officials say they were forced to close two roads in Dubuque County Thursday afternoon due to accidents blamed on blowing and drifting snow.

Sheriff Don Vrotsos says Sundown Road, south of Peosta, and Highway 136, north of New Vienna, were closed as of 2:45 p.m. Thursday due to a large number of accidents caused blowing and drifting snow which was causing roads to become ice covered.

Drivers are asked to use caution in many areas around Iowa due to the high winds and blowing snow.

Vrotsos says "white-out" conditions were also being reported on Highway 61 south of Dubuque.
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