Snow causes crash that partially closes I-35 in Iowa

January 12, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Snow continues to fall in much of Iowa, snarling traffic as the snow blanketed roads.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Clear Lake were blocked midmorning Saturday after a semitrailer jackknifed and tipped over amid the winter storm around 2:30 a.m. The Mason City Globe Gazette reported that a passenger bus then hit the overturned semi, leading to minor injuries for one bus passenger. Seven passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Some reports show 10 inches of snow had fallen in spots in the southwestern corner of Iowa, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a large section of the state near the Missouri border until 6 p.m. Saturday.

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