Iowa Oversize/Overweight Severe Weather Restriction

The national weather service has issued a high wind warning for the State of Iowa beginning at 12:00pm Wednesday, December 15 until daybreak on Thursday, December 16, which includes oversize/overweight permitted vehicles.

Iowa Oversize/Overweight Severe Weather Restriction

Specifically, oversize/overweight permitted loads will be restricted from traveling effective 12:00pm on December 15 until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on December 16.

Very strong sustained winds speeds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 55 to 70 mph are expected. Travel will become extremely difficult in the afternoon and evening, especially for high profile vehicles such as trucks and buses. 

The Iowas Department of Transportation is encouraging motor carriers to plan ahead and find safe parking in advance of the storm. Visit for the latest road conditions and travel restrictions.

Wisconsin Warning Drivers

The Wisconsin DOT is issuing a warning as well for drivers to take caution during these strong winds, but as of now the state DOT does not have an oversize/overweight restrictions in place.  

Rest Areas & SafeParking

Iowa DOT’s rest area information page can be found here

 Wisconsin DOT has a number of rest areas available for drivers to park and wait out inclement weather.