This has nothing to do with how the roads are there, but I thought I knew Icy growing up in Montana, especially the plains. Oh no, my husband (Dan) and I discovered that Iowa gets really, really bad ice storms. You can't even get out of your house sometimes and for a city of 1/2 a million it shuts down to a stand still when this happens. This winter has been the worst we have seen since we moved here in '01, and we still have ice covered side roads for two weeks now. It has been below zero for at least two weeks consistently. Hal, now we know how Alaskians feel!!!!!!!
Stay warm everyone!