Iowa DOT News Release

Southbound Interstate 35 at Mills Civic Parkway to be closed until late today

Posted on: November 01, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2012 –  A truck fire on Interstate 35 between exit 70 (Mills Civic Parkway) and exit 69 (Grand Avenue) in West Des Moines has closed both southbound lanes, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 maintenance office in Grimes.

Smoke from the semi-tractor trailer fire has caused a hazard for travelers. Traffic is being routed off southbound I-35 at Mills Civic Parkway.  The closure is expected to be in place until approximately 5 p.m. this afternoon.

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