Injury Accident Closes Westbound I-70 in Boone County

3 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, November 04 2013 Nov 4, 2013 Monday, November 04, 2013 7:31:00 AM CST November 04, 2013 in News
By: Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 around 8 a.m. Monday because of an injury accident near Rocheport.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the interstate will be closed for an "extended period of time" around 8:30 a.m.. The patrol did not specify how many vehicles were involved.

Currently, traffic is being diverted from the interstate at the U.S. 40 overpass at Midway just west of Columbia. Drivers can re-join the interstate in Boonville.

Around 10 a.m., the Boone County Fire Protection District said the interstate is still closed and crews are working to clear the scene.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Crews clearing the scene. WB I-70 still closed. <a href="http://t.co/W3wCJS455o">pic.twitter.com/W3wCJS455o</a></p>&mdash; Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) <a href="https://twitter.com/BooneCountyFire/statuses/397392530569822208">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Around 10:15 a.m., Boone County officials said the driver of the red car in the photo below was transported to University Hospital with minor injuries.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>One patient transported with moderate injuries. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CoMo&amp;src=hash">#CoMo</a> <a href="http://t.co/PUFYUOAgXU">pic.twitter.com/PUFYUOAgXU</a></p>&mdash; Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) <a href="https://twitter.com/BooneCountyFire/statuses/397392817351176194">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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