Davenport, IA – Overturned Semi-Truck Causes Ramp Closure on I-80 East

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Davenport, IA – The Davenport Police Department issued a traffic alert following a semi-truck overturning on the Highway 61 southbound exit ramp to I-80 East on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, which occurred at approximately 1:30 PM, has resulted in the closure of the exit ramp, with authorities predicting a prolonged closure extending for several hours into the evening.

According to the Davenport Police, the semi-truck, which appears to have been carrying a large load, tipped onto its side, obstructing the roadway. Emergency responders from both the Davenport Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene to manage traffic and commence cleanup operations. Officials are urging drivers to use alternative routes as delays are expected to affect the surrounding areas significantly.

Motorists are being reminded to exercise caution when traveling near the affected exit ramp and to remain vigilant for updates from the Davenport Police Department. The cause of the accident is under investigation, and there have been no immediate reports of injuries. The reopening of the ramp will be communicated to the public as soon as recovery efforts are completed and the area is deemed safe for travel.

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