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Iowa DOT: I-35, other roads blocked by overturned vehicles following Monday storms

The storms also impacted communications to digital message boards, so incoming traffic might not be alerted to closures as they normally would be.

Interstate 35 and other major roadways in Iowa are blocked following Monday's severe storms, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) .

The DOT said vehicles overturned along I-35 and other roads through the state, blocking them from other travelers. I-35 between Ames and Alleman is blocked in both directions. 

Interstate 680 between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City is also blocked for the time being. 

The storms also impacted communications to digital message boards, so incoming traffic might not be alerted to closures as they normally would be.

The DOT recommends Iowans to limit travel in impacted areas as much as possible until crews can get out and clean up storm debris and downed power lines.