Morning Accidents Slow Cedar Rapids Traffic

A tow truck backs up to remove a van off the median of Edgewood Road NW just south of Ellis Road NW after an accident just after 7 a.m. this morning, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. The van hit the pole, causing it to lean. Traffic was detoured onto O Avenue NW for more than an hour until a tow truck could remove it. (Jeff Raasch/The Gazette)

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UPDATE: A series of accidents this morning slowed traffic for Cedar Rapids commuters.

Police were forced to divert traffic off Edgewood Road NW after a van hit a pole in the northbound lanes just after 7 a.m. Traffic was detoured onto O Avenue NW for more than an hour until a tow truck could remove it. There's no report on possible injuries.

Then a Jeep flipped onto its side in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 just south of Blairs Ferry Road around 8:30 a.m., slowing traffic. No one was injured.

An accident on northbound Interstate 380 also slowed traffic in both directions just north of the H Ave exit around 7:30 a.m. Debris slowed traffic in both directions in the area of the crash.

And another crash in that area was reported around 9 a.m.

Check back for updates.

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