Traffic back to normal after semi loses part of load on I-29 exit

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The scene has been cleared and traffic has resumed as normal.

A ramp on I-29 was briefly shut down after a combine toppled off a semi-trailer and sparked a small grass fire.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at exit 144B heading east on the Highway 20 bypass. No one was injured but the combine did sustain some damage.

The grass burned a small section of the median, and was quickly brought under control thanks to a volunteer firefighter who happened to be passing by.


PREVIOUS: The southbound Interstate 29 exit that connects to Highway 75 traffic is slowed after an incident Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m., crews were called to a grass fire at I-29 Exit 144 after a semi hauling a combine lost part of its load on the semi-trailer. The grass fire has since been put out, but traffic is still slowed.

The exit from northbound I-29 to Highway 20 is also being slowed by the incident.

Authorities are on scene directing traffic in the area. They ask for drivers to find an alternate route.

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