Crash Causes Large Traffic Backup on I-235

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 235 caused a large traffic backup during Tuesday evening’s rush hour.

The crash happened between the 42nd Street and 56th Street interchanges at about 5 p.m.. Traffic was backed up to near the 2nd Avenue exit in downtown Des Moines. Officials had asked drivers to avoid the interstate while the crash was cleaned up.

Traffic returned to normal by 6 p.m.  No additional information has been released about the crash.

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