Camper crash causes traffic shutdown on I-70 in Montgomery County

4 months 1 week 4 days ago Monday, May 14 2018 May 14, 2018 Monday, May 14, 2018 2:50:00 PM CDT May 14, 2018 in News
By: Naomi Klinge, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A truck pulling a camper trailer crashed on I-70 Monday morning, blocking both lanes for a time.

The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted shortly after 11 a.m. that both lanes were closed due to an incident involving a tractor trailer at mile marker 168.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F clarified in a tweet it was a truck pulling a camper trailer.

Later, MoDOT tweeted that one lane was opened and traffic was moving slowly, but then that both lanes were again closed and traffic was bring diverted.

At around 12:30 p.m., MoDOT said in a tweet that both lanes were clear.

Injuries at this time are unknown.

The House special committee investigating Greitens' actions was set to have its first open meeting today. The meeting was cancelled because some members of the committee were stuck behind the crash, and couldn't get to the meeting.

It is not clear yet if the meetings on Tuesday or Wednesday will also be cancelled.

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