116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Five separate crashes during the morning commute stalled traffic on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids Friday morning.
No serious injuries were reported in the chain-reaction wrecks. Traffic delays were reported in the southbound lanes for about 90 minutes until the wreckage was cleaned up around 8:15 a.m.
Police said a driver lost control around 6:45 a.m. due to frost in the southbound lanes near the Seventh Street exit, and the vehicle struck a concrete barrier near the median. Two vehicles stopped behind the crash, but a third vehicle swerved and rolled.
Traffic was slowed to a crawl at times. During the slowdown, three other crashes were reported in the southbound lanes near J Avenue, Glass Road and Blairs Ferry Road.
The driver of the car that rolled near Seventh Street was taken to St. Luke's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. No other injuries were reported.
Snow plows applied brine on the bridges and ramps along I-380 to help with the frost, according to the Iowa DOT.