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Cars stopped on I-74 Bridge slow Illinois-bound traffic

Illinois-bound traffic is swerving around two vehicles blocking traffic on the Interstate 74 Bridge.

The vehicles were pulled off to the left lane in the center of the bridge, around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 21.

Traffic was at a near stand-still, and by 8 a.m. was backed up beyond Middle Road. An emergency vehicle arrived to the scene on the bridge around 7:55 a.m.

The roadway was reopened to traffic around 8:55 a.m., according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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