KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Northbound 71 Highway has been cleared.
Northbound 71 Highway is severely backed up at 59th Street after a two-car crash.
The wreck occurred around 4:20 p.m.
SkyTracker images show traffic backed up for several miles, and at least one person was loaded onto a stretcher.
Stay with KSHB.com for updates.