UPDATE: Authorities provide more information on early morning I-29 closure

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SALIX, Iowa (KCAU) – Authorities have provided an update on the crash on Interstate 29 Wednesday morning that caused it to close for a few hours.

The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office said that authorities responded to the scene around 3:26 a.m.

They said that a cattle hauler lost control and crashed, causing cattle to get loose on the interstate. Several vehicles then hit the loose cattle. As a result, the interstate was closed down as numerous agencies responded to assist in securing the scene and rounding up the cattle.

The Interstate was opened at approximately 7:55 am.

Interstate 29 north of Salix has reopened after being closed since early into the morning

A member with the Iowa DOT said the interstate closed Wednesday around 3:30 a.m. when a semi carrying cattle crashed, tipping over and some cattle got out.

The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office said that the cattle were on the roadway and were being rounded up.

Interstate 29 just north of Salix is blocked Wednesday morning.

As of 6:54 a.m. Iowa 511 reported that drivers on I-29 can expect a delay.

The said that I-29 northbound is blocked between Exit 134 and Exit 135 due to a multi-vehicle crash, and both northbound and southbound traffic is impacted

Drivers are asked to take a detour. The detour is for northbound and soutbound traffic, using 141 near Sloan, Old Highway 75, and 1st Street in Sergeant Bluff.

This is a developing story. KCAU 9 has a crew on scene and will update as we learn more.

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