Discover Ames
Ames, Iowa

Emergency Management and Road Closures

During inclement weather Discover Ames is working with Story County Emergency Management, Ames Police, Iowa State University Police, and Red Cross.

Hotel availability

Discover Ames works with local hotels as well as Story County Emergency Management to determine hotel availability and approximate room rates. Click here to see available rooms in Ames. Note that this information is subject to change and Discover Ames works to keep it as current as possible.

An emergency shelter will be opened if needed at the First Christian Church in Ames. The Red Cross has shelter kits and cots at this location. Please contact the Red Cross with any questions, (800)733-2767.

Semi trucks

In the event of I-35 closure, semi trucks will be re-routed to B lots on Iowa State University’s campus. ISU Police will ensure B5-B6 lots are clear for semi parking and will ensure restroom facilities at the hub are open for any trucks parking in this area.

Getting around

Download the I-35 Severe Weather Closure Map here.


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