Weather Alerts

Slick Conditions Cause 11-Vehicle Crash on Des Moines River Bridge

(Iowa DOT)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Emergency crews were called out Tuesday morning to a multi-vehicle accident on the I-235 bridge over the Des Moines River.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes around 6:00 a.m. Des Moines Police say it involved 11 vehicles but there was only one minor injury reported.

All lanes of traffic were re-opened around 8:00 a.m. but traffic remains slow in the area. On-ramps to the interstate near the accident were closed while traffic was at a standstill but have re-opened now that traffic is moving again.

The extreme cold has caused very slippery conditions on bridges and overpasses and officials are warning drivers to be careful when braking and turning.