- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa roads officials are preparing for a major winter storm, but forecasters say the snow is likely to miss Monday’s caucuses.

The National Weather Service says the storm isn’t expected to reach western Iowa until early Tuesday, so people participating in the presidential caucuses should be able to get home.

Meteorologist Allan Curtis with the weather service tells the Des Moines Register (dmreg.co/1m7ekpg) the storm could create a mess on Tuesday.

A blizzard watch has been issued for most of Iowa and eastern Nebraska because the storm could drop over 8 inches of snow in places.

Iowa Transportation Director Paul Trombino says roads officials will meet Monday morning to plan their response.

Trombino says crews will be prepared to go out Monday if the storm arrives earlier than predicted.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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