UPDATE: The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck pulling a car hauler overheated near Walcott around 9:28 a.m. The driver was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the interstate where it burst into flames.
Officials say the smoke and fire damaged the truck and one of the vehicles on the car hauler. It also stopped westbound traffic on I-80 for about a half hour due to visibility.
Around 10 a.m. one lane was opened as crews cleaned up the damage. Officials say the interstate was reopened by around 10:30 a.m.
There is no word if anyone was injured.
UPDATE: The Iowa State Patrol tells us traffic on I-80 is back to normal.
UPDATE: According to the Iowa Department of Transportation website, I-80 westbound the right lane is still blocked. As of 10:09 AM, Google reported a 7-minute delay.
WALCOTT, Iowa (KWQC) - Traffic heading west on Interstate 80 is blocked near Walcott, Iowa due to a crash.
The Iowa Department of Transportation says it's between Exit 284: County Road Y40 and Exit 280: County Road Y30 (near Walcott).
A viewer sent a photo to the newsroom that shows a fiery crash scene.
We are headed to the scene and will bring you updates.