SITUATION. ARCO WE BEEN KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS IT’S ABOUT 4:30 THIS MORNING. WE SPOKE WITH KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TO SAY THIS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS BECAUSE A CONSTRUCTION TRUCK DROVE INTO ASSIGN — SIDE. IT’S CAN REMAIN CLOSED FOR FOUR TO FIVE HOURS AS CREWS WORKED TO GET THAT CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE ON THE ROAD. THEY SAID YOU SICK 70’S AT THE TOUR. WHAT YOU SEEING RIGHT NOW? ARCO A LOT OF CONFUSION. THIS IS WHERE THEY’VE SHUT DOWN I 70 EAST BOUND AND FOLKS OF BEEN GOING AROUND THOSE CONES AND TRYING TO USE THAT OFFRAMP. POLICE FINALLY ARRIVED AT LOOKS LIKE TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF CONES AND RIGHT THERE IS WHERE 70 AND NOT DOWN. THAT’S WHERE THE SHUTDOWN I 70 AND THAT’S THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW. THE REASON IT’S BEEN SO SLOW AND IT’S BACKED UP ALL THE WAY TO 635. THE REASON IS THOSE FOLKS GETTING IN ON THE OTHERS OF THOSE CONES AND ONCE THEY GOT FURTHER EASTBOUND THEY WERE FORCED TO GET ON THE HIGHWAY. THAT’S WHAT SLOWED EVERYBODY DOWN. WHAT IS A PRETTY SIZABLE BACKUP I DON’T THINK WE’LL BE TOO BAD. AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEAST TRYING TO GET TO DOWNTOWN, EASTBOUND 670 WILL WORK JUST FINE. TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA TIME. IF YOU WANT TO STAY, DROP OFF BEFORE YOU GET THERE. SO THERE IS THE BACKUP I THINK MAY EASIER. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. THERE’S AN EASY WAY AROUND THIS. 670
Interstate 70 to close for several hours after construction truck hits sign
Eastbound lanes in Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed for most of the morning
Interstate 70 Eastbound is closed in Kansas City, Kansas, after a construction truck hit an overhead sign early Wednesday morning.The collision happened near James Street at 3:41 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol says eastbound lanes of I-70 near James Street will be shut down until around 10 – 11 a.m. while crews remove the truck and sign.No injuries have been reported.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. —
Interstate 70 Eastbound is closed in Kansas City, Kansas, after a construction truck hit an overhead sign early Wednesday morning.
The collision happened near James Street at 3:41 a.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says eastbound lanes of I-70 near James Street will be shut down until around 10 – 11 a.m. while crews remove the truck and sign.