WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Interstate 35 is open again, in both directions, following a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday morning that injured three.
The accident happened in a construction zone between exits 65 and 68, south of Highway 5 shortly after 9 a.m.
West Des Moines police say the accident involved four vehicles: two semi-trucks, a pick-up truck and a car. One of the semis turned on its side blocking all traffic.
Authorities said three people were transported to Mercy Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed for several hours to allow for crews to clean up a large diesel spill and vehicle debris.
The road was re-opened around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.