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WINTER STORM CAUSES MAJOR PILE UP ON I-80 NEAR NEWTON

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THE STATE D-O-T SAYS TRAVEL IS STILL NOT ADVISED ON SEVERAL ROADS AROUND IOWA CITY AND CLINTON AFTER THURSDAY’S BLIZZARD.

SOME 40 CARS AND TRUCKS WERE INVOLVED IN A CHAIN-REACTION CRASH ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR NEWTON DURING THE STORM.

ANOTHER ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 20 NEAR WELLSBURG INVOLVED MORE THAN ONE DOZEN CARS AND TRUCKS — INCLUDING A TANKER TRUCK CARRYING SULFURIC ACID.

UPDATED 2:55PM 2/5/21

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THE WINTER STORM THAT BLEW THROUGH IOWA THURSDAY CAUSED STATE ROADS TO BECOME ICY IN CENTRAL IOWA.

A MAJOR MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING SEVERAL SEMIS AND TWO POLICE CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES FORCED THE IOWA STATE PATROL TO CLOSE PART OF I-80 NEAR NEWTON.

THERE WAS NO WORD ON INJURIES FROM THE PILE UP.

TRAVEL WAS NOT ADVISED THROUGH MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWA.

YOU CAN FIND CURRENT CONDITIONS ON THE D-O-T’S 5-1-1 WEBSITE.