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TRAFFIC MESS: Semi Overturns On I-80

Posted on: 9:10 am, October 16, 2013, by , updated on: 11:20am, October 16, 2013


Crews are done cleaning up an accident that blocked westbound I-80 in Urbandale Wednesday morning for several hours and caused some major traffic issues.

Urbandale police say around 7:00 a.m. a semi-tractor trailer overturned at the Meredith overpass. Crews noticed diesel fuel leaking from the tanks. The westbound lanes of I-80/35 were shut down to allow crews to clean-up the fuel and the accident.

Traffic was routed off of the interstate at 86th Street and down to Douglas Avenue. All lanes of traffic were re-opened around 11:10 a.m.

The on ramp to the interstate from Highway 141 southbound was also closed because of the accident, but is open again.

No injuries have been reported.