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Interstate 35 northbound blocked in Franklin County #iatraffic

January 27, 2013

 

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 27, 2013; 11:05 a.m. update – Northbound Interstate 35 in Franklin County near milepost 164 is currently blocked. There is a significant back-up of traffic in this area and delays can be expected. Avoid the area if possible.

Semi-tractor-trailer units are having difficulty negotiating the roadway grade at this location.  Iowa Department of Transportation road maintenance crews are in the process of returning to their stockpiles to get more salt loaded on their trucks and then will immediately return to this area to help get traffic moving again. We ask for the public’s patience as travel to and from the site is treacherous and will take some time on the part of maintenance crews.

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Iowa highway in the evening