Crash closes westbound I-80 near Durant

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Westbound lanes of Interstate 80 were blocked near Durant, Iowa because of a crash.

Iowa transportation authorities reported the road closure just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Most roads in eastern Iowa were already snow-covered because of Tuesday’s winter storm.  A tow ban was already in effect on I-80 in Scott and Cedar counties.

Several vehicles were reportedly involved in the wreck.  Westbound lanes of I-80 were closed between exits 277 and 280 in Cedar County.  The lanes were reopened just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.