POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Several accidents caused by slippery roads are causing major traffic problems across Iowa Tuesday morning.
Accidents have been reported from the metro area up through northern Iowa as freezing rain came down, making driving conditions dangerous.
One of the major problems just north of the metro began around 5:30 a.m. when a semi jackknifed near mile marker 100, close to Alleman. The northbound lanes of I-35 were shut down and traffic was re-routed around the accident.
Several other accidents on the same stretch of road caused traffic, even in the southbound lanes, to slow. The Iowa State Patrol says at least two people suffered minor injuries in accidents in that area of I-35.
Northbound I-35 was was re-opened completely just before 7:00 a.m.
A crash on Highway 14, south of the Newton area, caused the road to be blocked in both directions Tuesday morning. The road was re-opened just before 8:00 a.m. There's no word on any injuries in the crash.
Drivers are being advised to take extra caution on the slippery roads.
Keep track of road conditions from the Iowa DOT here.