SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE: The Sioux City Police Department said that northbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 29 will be closed for an extended time as southbound lanes have reopened.
Northbound drivers on I-29 are being diverted off the interstate at Nebraska Street. They will then go west on Gordon Drive up to the Vet’s Bridge to then get back on the interstate. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
Southbound traffic on I-29 has resumed but they advise drives be cautious as there were several accidents due to the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
PREVIOUS: Traffic on Interstate 29 is being diverted as crews fight a fire underneath an overpass between Pierce and Pearl Streets.
I-29 between Exit 147B and Exit 148 is being blocked.
Traffic in both directions is being diverted around the area. Officials ask for drivers to avoid the area if possible.
The Department of Transportation will evaluate the damage at the scene.