The Iowa State Patrol is responding to an accident this (Saturday) morning that has closed southbound traffic on Interstate 35 near the Polk-Story County line. Northbound traffic in some areas is also slow.
Law enforcement agencies in the Des Moines area are responding to multiple accidents, including many with injuries. Forecasters say a short blast of snow this morning reduced visibility and caused slick conditions. The snow tapered off by late morning in the Des Moines area.