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Loose bridge joint causes southbound I-35 road closures

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 18:22:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 5:22 p.m. | All lanes between 16th Street and Levee Road have opened.

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. | All lanes of southbound Interstate 35 at 210 Highway and all associated ramps are now open according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The right lanes between 16th Street and Levee Road remain closed.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that all three lanes of southbound Interstate 35 are closed at Levee Road, due to a loose metal expansion joint at Christopher S. Bond Bridge.

Several vehicles struck debris causing damage, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a Tweet.

No injuries were reported.

Traffic is being diverted at 210 Highway.

MSHP said that lanes are expected to be closed for approximately two hours.

According to MoDOT, maintenence crews are on the way to assess the situation.

MoDOT is asking drivers to find an alternate route.