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Authorities praise cable barriers

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Police say highway cable barriers being installed along Iowa's interstate highways are keeping people safer.

The steel cables stretched between opposing lanes are designed to keep vehicles from crossing the median into oncoming traffic. The Iowa Department of Transportation began installing them just over two years ago.

A five-year plan includes installation of cable barriers along 210 miles of Interstates 80 and 380 by 2015.

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