Numerous accidents were reported across eastern Iowa Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning after blowing and drifting snow left many roads in poor shape.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a semi spilled a load of ground turkey meat onto the highway after an accident on Highway 20 Tuesday night. It happened around 6:30 pm west of Dyersville. The Sheriff’s Office says the semi tried passing a SUV when it lost control. The trailer swung around and struck the back of the SUV, pushing it into the ditch. The semi went in the median, spilling a trailer of ground turkey meat into the median and onto the westbound lanes of traffic. The driver of the SUV, 21-year old Courtney Scherbring of Dyersville, was not hurt. The semi driver from Memphis, Tennessee, also was not injured.
Authorities also responded to an accident on Highway 13 around 6 am Wednesday. A pickup truck was parked alongside the road waiting for traffic to clear to pull a SUV out of a snowdrift. A car lost control on the ice and slid into the pickup truck and SUV. Neither the driver of the car, 20-year old Josiah Lydon of Cedar Rapids, nor the pickup driver, 44-year old Adam Kann of Ryan, were hurt in the crash.
Travel was not advised on Tuesday night on roads throughout Delaware County and northeast Iowa, including Highway 20 and Highway 13, with tow bans also in effect for several area counties. Many roads were impassable due to large drifts and low visibilities.
Nearly eight inches of snow fell in Delaware County Monday night into Tuesday, with more accumulating snow predicted for Sunday.