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I-70 in Kansas City reopened after tractor-trailer crash

By Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star
The Trucker News Services

4/30/2013

Interstate 70 in the northwest corner of the Kansas City’s downtown loop has reopened following a crash involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday.

Eastbound I-70 near Broadway was reopened about noon. All of the westbound lanes reopened about 8:30 a.m., according to Kansas City Scout.

The tractor-trailer tumbled over the guardrail onto eastbound I-70 about 6:30 a.m.

The truck was headed north on the ramp from Interstate 35 to eastbound I-70.

Debris from the crash was strewn across eastbound I-70. The westbound lanes were closed so emergency vehicles could reach the crash.

The driver of the semi was taken to a hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Motorists who typically use the Lewis and Clark Viaduct to and from Kansas City, Kan., were being urged to take Interstate 670.

Article published by the Kansas City Star, www.kansascity.com / Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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