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I-235 ACCIDENT: Eastbound Traffic Moving Again

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All lanes of eastbound I-235 are open again after an accident blocked off the road in Des Moines Wednesday morning.

Courtesy Des Moines Fire Department

Courtesy Des Moines Fire Department

Des Moines police say the road was blocked because a semi tipped onto its side a little after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. The semi was entering I-235 from eastbound Euclid Avenue when the trailer’s cargo shifted, causing the semi to tip.

Police say some cargo from the semi, which was hauling giant rolls of paper, was dumped onto the road. A pickup truck slowed to avoid the debris and was rear-ended by a minivan. One person from the minivan was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported.

Because of the blocked road, officials detoured traffic.