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.
ISP Calls for Service: February 4-5, 3 AM – 7 AM ￼
195 Crashes Covered:
169 Property Damage
25 Personal Injury
350 Motorist Assists pic.twitter.com/NNLQeFgcju
— Iowa State Patrol (@iowastatepatrol) February 5, 2021
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.
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.
(2-4 1:50 pm) Eastbound I-80 west of Newton will likely be closed for an extended period of time as first responders work to untangle this multi-vehicle crash. Please avoid this area. Check for updates on the Iowa 511 app or at https://t.co/2XHJbG5B9b. pic.twitter.com/WkGXoinzeG
— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) February 4, 2021
Iowa State Patrol is telling drivers to stay off the roads if possible. Visibility remains low and the streets are slick across eastern Iowa.
(2-4 11:45 am) “TRAVEL NOT ADVISED CONDITIONS” (purple) in central Iowa east of Des Moines and in northern counties. Blowing snow is making travel hazardous, and Troopers are reporting numerous crashes and motorist assists. #511ia.org https://t.co/6v727UPzhc
— Iowa State Patrol (@iowastatepatrol) February 4, 2021