More than 100 crashes reported during Saturday snowfall in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- The inches of snowfall Cedar Rapids received Saturday wrought havoc on the community's roadways.

Cedar Rapids police said on Facebook, Sunday, officers handled 128 accidents as of 9:00 p.m. the previous evening.

In one instance, a squad car responding to a jackknifed semi near Bowling and 29th Avenue Southwest was hit by another vehicle. The resulting collision became an eight-car pileup. Authorities didn't mention any injuries.

Parts of Cedar Rapids saw more than four inches of snow. Totals became heavier further south with some places, like Washington, seeing about nine inches of snowfall.

The First Alert Storm Team expects the next several days will be calm in eastern Iowa. Partial sunshine was expected Sunday, allowing temperatures to warm into the upper 20s and low 30s.

"Mostly clear skies tonight allow things to cool off quickly after sunset, with lows in the low to mid-10s where snow is on the ground, and closer to 20 where little to none exists," said Meteorologist Corey Thompson. "Some fog is likely overnight, especially south. Much of the week will be marked by clouds and highs in the upper 20s to low 30s."

Thompson warned, however, another chance of snowfall wasn't too far off. He expected a system would bring flakes to the region next weekend followed by a blast of cold temps.