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Updated at 4:21 p.m. --

Iowa Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed the roadway clear of blockages shortly before 4:20 p.m. The IDOT website confirmed that "the roadway is reopened to traffic."

Original story posted at 4:01 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013 --

Illinois-bound lanes of I-74 were blocked after a wreck at Middle Road and Locust Street in Bettendorf.

A second wreck after 3 p.m. at Exit 3: Middle Road and Locust Street caused eastbound lanes of the roadway to be blocked.

According to the Bettendorf Police Department the second wreck was a rear-end crash that happened as a result of the initial crash. The first crash happened around 2:45 p.m.

Four people were injured and taken to area hospitals, officials said.

Traffic cameras showed cars backed up past Spruce Hills Road around 4 p.m. (pictured below).

Second accident causes traffic back-up on I-74, photo from IDOT  Traffic camera, 11-30-13

Second accident causes traffic back-up on I-74, photo from IDOT Traffic camera, 11-30-13