Multiple accidents have shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 east of Walcott, according to a release from the Scott Emergency Communications Center.

The road is blocked between mile markers 285 and 289. Officials advise motorists to avoid the area.

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Officials say one accident is at mile marker 285 near Walcott. Another is at mile marker 288, which is closer to Interstate 280.

Westbound traffic is being diverted onto I-280 to U.S. 6 and back to I-80.

I'm the city editor at the Quad-City Times. You can reach me at dbowerman@qctimes.com or 563-383-2450.