Snowy 50-vehicle pileup leaves 1 seriously injured, blocks Iowa highway for hours

Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa – One person was seriously injured Monday in a 50-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Iowa.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Alex Dinkla did not release any other details of what caused the crash but said police are still accounting for all vehicles involved.

The crash led to blocked highway lanes for several hours Monday, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

There were multiple wrecks Monday after snow moved through the areaand caused slippery roads across central Iowa.

Officials work the scene of a wreck on Interstate Highway 80 between Altoona and the east mixmaster on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

A cold front moved into Central Iowa and brought windy conditions with sometimes heavy snow.

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