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UPDATE: Two Accidents Close I-80 Between Walcott, IA & I-280

Updated:

Dozens of people were stuck, sitting in traffic on Interstate 80 Friday morning because of multiple accidents.

The Iowa State Patrol closed the west-bound lanes because of two separate crashes that occurred between the I-280 exit and Walcott.

Officials on the scene said that a vehicle traveling on an overpass lost control, went down the embankment and crashed onto the interstate below. Traffic stopped at that scene and authorities say the second accident, involving multiple vehicles, occurred when traffic backed up.

It took a while to clear all the vehicles, but the interstate is back open now.