Ice causes accidents, closes roads throughout QC area

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Accidents this morning slow traffic on U.S. Highway 61 northbound near Delmar, Iowa just south of Maquoketa. (Josh Vinson,

UPDATE: From completely covered in ice to clear: The roads are back to being typical for winter after a slippery start to the day.

EARLIER UPDATE: Travel is not advised on U.S. Highway 61 between U.S. 30 in De Witt and Iowa Route 64 in Maquoketa. The roadway is completely covered with ice.

EARLIER UPDATE: Ice is causing accidents and road closures throughout the area.

U.S. Highway 61 northbound is blocked due to a crash between County Road Y60 and Iowa Route 136 near Delmar.

Travel is not advised on several ice-covered highways, including Interstate 80 between Exit 205 at County Road V38 near Victor and Exit 280 at County Road Y30 near Durant, U.S. Highway 67 between Iowa Route 136 in Clinton and U.S. Highway 52 in Sabula, and Iowa 136 between U.S. 67 in Clinton and U.S. 61 near Maquoketa.

EARLIER UPDATE: Road conditions are icy this morning and travel is not advised on Interstate 80 west of the Quad Cities.

Metro area streets are either partially or completely covered by ice, according to both the Iowa and Illinois Department of Transportation.

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