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I-80 westbound reopened after multi-vehicle crash Monday morning

A multi-vehicle accident Monday morning caused a major traffic backup on I-80 westbound at NE 38th Street near Altoona. The multi-vehicle crash following accumu...

A multi-vehicle accident Monday morning caused a major traffic backup on I-80 westbound at NE 38th Street near Altoona.

The multi-vehicle crash following accumulating snow closed the westbound lanes of I-80 at mile marker 139 around 11:30 a.m.

The westbound lanes were reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

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One person suffered a serious injury, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Around 50 cars are estimated to be involved.

You can visit www.511ia.org or the 511 app for updates on traffic conditions.

If you are looking to locate your car from the accident, visit Central Iowa Towing in Ames (commercial vehicles) or Des Moines (passenger cars).

An accident was also reported at I-80/35 at Merle Hay Road around 10:45 a.m.

I-80/35 at Merle Hay Road (10:46 a.m.)

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