Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic incident closes Interstate 35/80 in Des Moines area

Posted on: February 05, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 5, 2018, 9 a.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation is reporting that Interstate 35/80 from Merle Hay Road to the east mixmaster (exit 137A - Ankeny) is closed in both directions this morning.

Emergency crews are on scene to evaluate possible hazardous materials issues related to a traffic incident.

Motorists are being directed to use I-235 or the Iowa 5 bypass.

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