Wrongway vehicle on Interstate 380 leads to multivehicle accident

Law enforcement investigate the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 south of the 76th Avenue SW overpass in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. According to police, officers received a report just after 9 p.m. of a car going southbound in the northbound lanes. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Law enforcement investigate the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 south of the 76th Avenue SW overpass in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. According to police, officers received a report just after 9 p.m. of a car going southbound in the northbound lanes. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Update 11:00 p.m.:

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, part of Interstate 380 has now been reopened to traffic:

“I-380 southbound between Exit 16: US 30; US 151 and US 218 and Exit 13: County Road E70 (Cedar Rapids). The left lane is blocked due to a crash.

Northbound remains blocked due to serious crash.”

For continuing updates on traffic conditions, you can check the Iowa Department of Transportation Iowa traffic website.

Previous coverage:

A vehicle heading south on the north bound lanes of Interstate 380 led to a multi-vehicle accident Monday evening.

According to a Facebook post from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, at 9:10 p.m. the police department received multiple calls about a car going south on Interstate 380. As officers responded to locate this vehicle, they came upon a serious multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 380 between 76th Avenue and Wright Brothers Blvd SW.

According to the CRPD, due to the amount of debris and seriousness of the accident, north bound traffic is being diverted of the interstate onto Wright Brothers. The number and extent of the injuries were still being determined at the time of the post.

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