Chemical truck fire shuts down I-80 near Des Moines Monday

Truck carrying chemicals burns Monday morning on I-80 near Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa - A semi-trailer truck carrying chemicals was burning on I-80 in Des Moines Monday morning.  

WHO Radio News Traffic Reporter John McKeighan reports the Hazardous Materials team was called out, and evacuated residents and businesses in a perimeter around the fire due to the chemicals.

At 9:23 a.m. the westbound lanes of I-80 just west of the I-80/35/235 east side mixmaster were still shut down.  Eastbound traffic was heavy.    

Falling snow is adding to slow traffic on roads in the Des Moines metro area.   For the latest weather and road information tune your radio to AM 1040 WHO.

At 9:23 a.m. wb I-80 still shut dow, eb traffic heavy
Chemical truck fire shuts down I-80 westbound in Des Moines

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