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Damage from wreck could close I-70 in KCK over weekend

Scrap car fell off bridge onto semi; no injuries
Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 17:35:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation said a portion of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct along Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas, could be closed through weekend following a crash Friday.

A semi tractor-trailer hauling scrap cars lost control when the driver misjudged the curve near Third Street and rolled over, damaging the concrete barrier along the bridge. The incident happened around 1 p.m.

One of the scrap cars being hauled fell off the trailer and over the side of the bridge, landing on another tractor-trailer below near 3rd and James streets.

Neither semi tractor-trailer driver was injured in the incident, but the westbound lanes of I-70 are closed from Minnesota Avenue to Third Street and are expected to remain closed through the weekend for repair work.