NEW VIDEO: Inside the massive Iowa I-80 pile-up, 40 vehicles involved

Updated 4:00 p.m.

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NEWTON, Iowa (ABC) — We now have a look from inside the mess of the I-80 pileup near the Iowa city of Newton last week.

The I-80 pile-up alone involved about 40 vehicles. ISP says two troopers were assisting several multi-car crashes in the area when the pile-up happened, but their dash cams showed hit after hit as cars and semis piled up on the slick interstate during winter storm.

Iowa Transportation Department spokeswoman Andrea Henry said several serious injuries have been reported in the crash but no deaths.

Clean up was still ongoing six hours after the crash took place.

Original article published Feb. 4

Eastbound I-80 in Iowa, just west of Newton, is closed down following a massive pile-up.

Several vehicles and semis were involved. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reports a total of 14 officers, seven ambulances, and multiple tow trucks are responding to the crash.

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The Iowa State Patrol estimates about 40 vehicles are stuck in the eastbound lane between Colfax and Newton. It is unclear how many vehicles were directly involved in the crash.

School buses in the area helping transport trapped individuals to Iowa Speedway for shelter.

No troopers were injured, but a few serious and several minor injuries among citizens have been reported.

The road will be closed for an extended period of time.

Iowa State Patrol is telling drivers to stay off the roads if possible. Visibility remains low and the streets are slick across eastern Iowa.


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