Reports show 10 -12 inches of snow fell in spots in the southwestern corner of Iowa as snow traveled across the Midwest Saturday. The Tri-States escaped the heavy snow with the National Weather Service reporting that the Dubuque Regional Airport officially received 2.3 inches. In North Central Iowa, the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Clear Lake were blocked midmorning Saturday after a semitrailer jackknifed and tipped over amid the winter storm. A passenger bus then hit the overturned semi, leading to minor injuries for one bus passenger.
Meanwhile in Illinois, state troopers report they responded to close to 300 traffic crashes – one of which as fatal – and nearly 800 calls for assistance from motorists during the winter snow storm.