DES MOINES, IA - At least one lane was shut down following a car fire on I-80 in north Des Moines late this afternoon.
According to a report by Iowa 511, the incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80, near Exit 141 to US-65.
I-80 WB: Right lane blocked due to a vehicle on fire from Exit 141 - US 65 to Exit 137A - I-235 (Des Moines). https://t.co/l6LOeQgPMZ— Statewide Iowa 511 (@statewideia511) September 21, 2021
Police have not released any further details about the blaze at this time. However, this situation is still developing.
Commuters have been advised to proceed with caution in the area as delays are likely going into Tuesday evening's rush hour.
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