On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the Iowa DOT along with Stockton Towing and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office made numerous attempts to keep Hwy 3 in western Plymouth County open. The Iowa DOT brought in a large truck mounted snow blower to make these attempts. Despite Plymouth County being in a blizzard warning, travel listed as not advised and Hwy 3 in western Plymouth County being listed as impassable, the following rescues were made:
Friday, January 12th, 4 semis and 4 passenger vehicles all occupied
Saturday, January 13th, 4 semis and 1 passenger car all occupied
Sunday, January 14th, 2 semis both occupied.
In addition, Plymouth County also had 35 motorist assists around the county and 2 property damage accidents.
Also assisting, Akron Fire and Rescue.