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Message Monday - Slow down. Yule survive the season


12-3 message mondayNow that Thanksgiving is over, preparations for the Holiday Season are kicking into high gear. In this season of “Yule” (an archaic Germanic term and the root of many Christmas traditions) it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of searching for the perfect gifts or planning the best holiday celebration.

When you’re out and about, you’ll likely be reminded that it’s winter in Iowa. Travel can be difficult at times when the weather is less than ideal. Just keep in mind that if you slow down, leave enough space between vehicles, and always buckle up, you’ll be much more likely to survive the trip, no matter what the weather.

Need a cozy video to help you relax after a day or shopping of a family get-together? Try this -

For 2018, there have been 289 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of nine since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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Iowa highway in the evening