Multi-vehicle crash in Ankeny, Iowa may close I-35 for hours


A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Ankeny closed the freeway for several hours Wednesday.The crash happened around noon Wednesday when a truck smashed into a bridge on First Street and caught fire, according to the Iowa State Patrol.First Street was covered in debris, including the metal barrier from the Interstate above. The crash flipped a cement truck in the northbound lanes and caused a backup for miles behind it. Minor injuries were reported in the crash. The northbound lanes of I-35 were closed at Exit 94 at 36th Street for some time. Traffic was backed up for some distance over the noon hour.All lanes of I-35 are now open, but Northeast 36th Street (eastbound) will be closed for an extended period of time, Ankeny police reported.Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App for updates on this developing story.Other headlines:

A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Ankeny closed the freeway for several hours Wednesday.

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The crash happened around noon Wednesday when a truck smashed into a bridge on First Street and caught fire, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

First Street was covered in debris, including the metal barrier from the Interstate above.

The crash flipped a cement truck in the northbound lanes and caused a backup for miles behind it.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash.

The northbound lanes of I-35 were closed at Exit 94 at 36th Street for some time.

Traffic was backed up for some distance over the noon hour.

All lanes of I-35 are now open, but Northeast 36th Street (eastbound) will be closed for an extended period of time, Ankeny police reported.

Check the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App for updates on this developing story.

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