I-80 traffic near Altoona, Iowa back to normal after early morning crash

POLK COUNTY, Iowa- Traffic on I-80 near Altoona is back to normal after a jackknifed semi caused traffic delays this (Monday) morning on westbound I-80 at the Altoona interchange.

Sgt. Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol tells WHO Radio News an eastbound semi hauling steel lost control around 6:25 a.m. near mile marker 142.

The semi hit the concrete barrier and jackknifed, straddling parts of westbound and eastbound lanes of I-80. Sgt. Dinkla says the wreck also caused some secondary crashes.

Two lanes of westbound I-80 were blocked off while crews work to clean up the crash. The semi truck was leaking diesel fuel.

(Photo WHO-TV/Iowa DOT)

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