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Farmer won't be cited after 24 vehicle pile-up

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WEBSTER CITY (KWWL) -

A northern Iowa farmer won't be cited after pileup on Highway 20 in northern Iowa.

There were 24 vehicles involved in the chain reaction near Webster City Monday.

Authorities say it happened because of sudden zero-visibility conditions due to fog combined with smoke from the farmer who was burning hay, drifting across the highway.

Officials say they don't know how much the smoke played a part in the visibility, and the wind may have changed direction after the farmer started burning the hay.

Nine people were injured.

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