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Iowa authorities warn truckers not to trust GPS when looking for flood detours


Iowa transportation officials are warning truck drivers of the consequences of trusting their GPS devices while looking for ways around an interstate closure.

(9-24 – 9 a.m. update) we were able to reopen southbound Interstate 29 from the Crescent area south into Council Bluffs…

Posted by Iowa Department of Transportation on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Flooding in western Iowa has shut down portions of I-29 and I-680 over the past several days, forcing some truckers off of their normal routes — and into some tight squeezes.

Both the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Transportation have shared photos of semi trucks stuck under bridges because drivers reportedly followed their GPS devices — and not approved detour routes and signage.

Like we've been saying… GPS isn't always correct. So, no matter what your GPS may tell you, Old Lincoln Highway in…

Posted by Iowa Department of Transportation on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

From District 3 – Council BluffsDeSoto Ave and I-29 at the Loveland Exit- Oops! With all of the flooding in the area,…

Posted by Iowa State Patrol on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

You can click here to access the most up-to-date travel information from the Iowa Department of Transportation.


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