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Snowstorm Causes Accidents In And Around Quad Cities

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Driver tries to dig out stuck truck on Davenport's Brady St. hill. Driver tries to dig out stuck truck on Davenport's Brady St. hill.
Semi truck jackknifed on Westbound I-80 near Northwest Blvd. Semi truck jackknifed on Westbound I-80 near Northwest Blvd.
Tree falls on car on E. Locust St. in Davenport. Tree falls on car on E. Locust St. in Davenport.

The first snow storm of the season lived up to all the expectations. After a stormy night with thunder and heavy rain, by mid-morning Thursday, the precipitation quickly turned to snow in the Quad City metro area creating dangerous road conditions and causing some remarkable accidents.

Many schools closed ahead of the changeover, so traffic was lighter than usual, but for those who had to stay on the road, it was rough-going--especially for those headed west. The Iowa State Patrol closed Interstate 35 at U.S. 18 between in northern Iowa where there was a 25 car pile-up. One person died.  Interstate 80 near Williamsburg was also closed because of a semi that slipped off the highway.

Closer to the Quad Cities, a semi went off Interstate 80 near Wilton and another one jackknifed, blocking westbound Interstate 80 near Northwest Boulevard. There were passenger cars that littered culverts but perhaps the most unusual mishap occurred on East Locust Street and Woodland in Davenport. A huge oak tree snapped near the base of its trunk and toppled onto a car. A person was inside the car at the time and was treated for minor injuries.

 

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