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Snow drifting onto rural roads in Dubuque County


By Lauren Squires

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - In downtown Dubuque, roads are still slick but crews have been working all weekend to clear snow and free up some parking spots by Monday morning.

Meanwhile in rural areas of Dubuque County high winds and blowing snow are creating white out conditions.

The sound tells it all. Windy conditions and blowing snow. Add the two together and you'll find drifts up to six feet in this some areas.

"It can be nice but then you've got drifts and you can get stuck," said Gary Johnson.

Johnson has lived in rural Dubuque County for 34 years. He's used to snowy conditions but says when it windy, it gets unpredictable.

Keith Kiernan has been plowing the roads all afternoon; trying to keep up with the wind.

"You can't win. All you can do is keep lugging away," said Kiernan.

Riding in his truck, it's easy to see how unpredictable the roads really are. You can go from great visibility, to white out conditions in literally a few seconds.

"Don't go out unless you absolutely have to. This is crazy," said Kiernan.

But while Kiernan is clearing the roads, dozens are stranded in their homes. One driveway is covered in snow; within minutes a road is covered. At any rate, it's hard to keep up with mother nature.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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