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I-635 NB past I-70 reopens after overturned semi, debris cleared

Area closed for nearly 4.5 hours
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Posted at 7:24 PM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 00:00:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Interstate 635 northbound past Interstate 70 reopened just after 10:45 p.m. Sunday once an overturned semi and debris in the roadway were cleared.

Kansas City Scout reported the closure began around 6:30 p.m.

Police blocked the area and diverted traffic.

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Around 7:20 p.m., crews were able to flip the semi over with an audience from the overpass.

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Cleanup efforts were mainly led by a bulldozer loading debris onto a truck.

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By 8:45 p.m., debris remained as workers hustled to clear the area before sundown.

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Almost 4 1/2 hours later, the area was cleared and reopened to traffic.

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No word on possible injuries or what led the semi to overturn.