More than 50 vehicles pile up in Iowa

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I-80 Altoona

Authorities in Iowa say that dozens of vehicles were involved in a pileup crash on Monday morning.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash was reported around 11 a.m. on December 9 on westbound I-80 at mile marker 139 near Altoona.

I-80 WESTBOUND SHUT DOWN AT MILE MARKER 139. We’re on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash between the the east mixmaster…

Posted by Iowa State Patrol on Monday, December 9, 2019

Troopers say that at least 50 vehicles collided during winter weather conditions. In images captured at the scene, you can see that several of the vehicles are semi trucks.

I-80

Update.. 1 person has been killed from a 30 car pile up near Altoona. Snow showers are moving east into eastern Iowa this afternoon impacting the area between noon and 3 pm to bring moderate snow showers and may cause some issues. This video you are watching was recorded west of Altoona this morning that caused a 30 car pile-up. If you plan on traveling this afternoon please use caution. Video was from KCCI of Des Moines.

Posted by Muscatine Iowa Weather on Monday, December 9, 2019

Initial reports indicated that one person was killed, but police now say that the person was seriously injured. It isn’t yet clear how many others could be hurt.

Westbound I-80 is expected to remain closed for several more hours.

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Drone13 Over 50+ Vehicle Crash on I-80

Drone13 is LIVE over I-80 near Altoona where a crash involving more than 50 vehicles happened around 11:00 a.m. Crews are working to clear the road, but I-80 westbound is currently blocked. ***There is no audio to this video***

Posted by WHO TV Channel 13 News on Monday, December 9, 2019