AMES, Iowa – Oct. 29, 2007 – 2:45 p.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now expanding road closures in the Des Moines area due to an explosion on the city’s east side.

Now all eastbound lanes and ramps on Interstate 35/80 are closed between the west and east mixmasters.

Interstates 35 and 235 and U.S. 69 in the Des Moines metro remain open at this time.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


Contact for road closure related information: Dena Gray-Fisher at 515-239-1922 or