Kansas Turnpike traffic slowed after semi crash

Traffic shut down in both directions for a time

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Crews continue their efforts to remove a semi truck that ran into a barrier wall on the Kansas Turnpike Friday morning.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, a westbound truck hit a barrier wall at about 4:15 a.m. at mile marker 206, just east of Lawrence and west of the Lawrence service area.

All lanes in both directions were closed until about 6 a.m. Skytracker video from over the scene showed a minimal delay in light, early-morning traffic. By 8:55 a.m., all westbound lanes of traffic were reopened, with only the shoulder still closed. Eastbound traffic was still down to one lane, and would likely remain that way for another two hours, Turnpike authorities said.

If you'd like to use an alternate route, eastbound commuters can get off at either exit 202 or 204.

The truck was the only vehicle involved. There was no immediate word on injuries.

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