‘Travel not advised,’ multiple crashes reported

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The Iowa State Patrol reports multiple crashes and travel is not advised for portions of Iowa as a blizzard moves through the state.Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Closings | Road ConditionsA blizzard warning is in effect for areas north and east of the metro area and a winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the rest of the state.Jasper County dispatchers confirmed a multi-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Newton. Traffic is stalled in the area and troopers ask that you avoid the area.”This storm is deadly. Please stay off the roads altogether if at all possible,” troopers said.KCCI viewer Stryker Vance shared video below from the scene near Newton.The video appears to show two state patrol cruisers smashed in the crash. There Iowa State Patrol has not confirmed any fatalities or serious injuries in the crash.The Iowa State Patrol said they are responding to multiple crashes and road blockages across the state. Travel is not advised for a large portion of north-central Iowa and areas east of the Des Moines metro. That includes sections of Interstate 35 and Interstate 80. The DOT lists much of the rest of the state with ice and snow-covered roads.Des Moines police said between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, officers had responded to 28 crashes, with two involving injuries and 18 calls for stuck or stalled vehicles.The Iowa Department of Transportation has hundreds of plows working to clear roads Thursday. Check 511ia.org before you travel.There are more than 160 school announcements Thursday. Check Closings for the latest updates.Some cities around the metro have issued snow ordinances or parking bans. Check your city website or Facebook page for the latest.

The Iowa State Patrol reports multiple crashes and travel is not advised for portions of Iowa as a blizzard moves through the state.

Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Closings | Road Conditions

A blizzard warning is in effect for areas north and east of the metro area and a winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the rest of the state.

Jasper County dispatchers confirmed a multi-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Newton. Traffic is stalled in the area and troopers ask that you avoid the area.

“This storm is deadly. Please stay off the roads altogether if at all possible,” troopers said.

KCCI viewer Stryker Vance shared video below from the scene near Newton.

The video appears to show two state patrol cruisers smashed in the crash. There Iowa State Patrol has not confirmed any fatalities or serious injuries in the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol said they are responding to multiple crashes and road blockages across the state.

Travel is not advised for a large portion of north-central Iowa and areas east of the Des Moines metro. That includes sections of Interstate 35 and Interstate 80. The DOT lists much of the rest of the state with ice and snow-covered roads.

Des Moines police said between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, officers had responded to 28 crashes, with two involving injuries and 18 calls for stuck or stalled vehicles.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has hundreds of plows working to clear roads Thursday. Check 511ia.org before you travel.

There are more than 160 school announcements Thursday. Check Closings for the latest updates.

Some cities around the metro have issued snow ordinances or parking bans. Check your city website or Facebook page for the latest.

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