Iowa Interstate Railroad blocking crossings on 5th Ave SW & 17th Ave SW on Thursday, April 25

The Iowa Interstate Railroad notified city of Altoona staff that it would be blocking crossings on two roadways at points, sometimes for several hours at a time, on Thursday, April 25. The impacted crossings are located on 5th Ave SW north of 8th St SW, and 17th Ave SW, south of 8th St SW.

Travelers can expect major delays on these two roadways while the intersections are blocked and should use alternate routes. The railroad is working to move rail cars to access cars that are malfunctioning.

We will update this page with more information as we receive it from the railroad.