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Update: Both lanes of eastbound I-70 open after crash shut down interstate west of Danville

UPDATE 8:12am: ABC 17 News talked to a trooper on scene who says a driver suffered minor injuries in the crash on eastbound I-70 Friday.

They say semi truck driver was run off the road by another vehicle, causing the semi to overturn and block both lanes of the interstate.

Troopers say another semi driver then hit the overturned semi. This driver apparently suffered minor injuries in the collision.

A third semi driver also clipped the overturned trailer, but neither that driver or the one in the overturned semi were hurt.

The overturned truck apparently sustained extensive damage and frozen dinners were left scattered across the interstate.

Our ABC 17 News crew says a bull dozer is clean the road now.

UPDATE 7:36am: Both lanes of eastbound I-70 are now reopened. A tractor trailer is still sitting on the side of the road.

UPDATE 6:05am: Our ABC 17 News crews say authorities have reopened one lane of I-70 eastbound and say traffic is now able to get around the wreck.

They say they saw two tractor trailers with heavy front end/cabin damage. They say third was overturned on its side.

Our crews say they saw a ambulance leaving the area with lights and sirens on when they first got stuck in the back-up.

They say major delays are likely. Our crews were stuck in the wreck for more than two hours. They say the back-up started about 40 minutes east of Columbia.

ORIGINAL: Both lanes of eastbound I-70 are closed due to a crash Friday morning.

MoDOT officials say the wreck happened near the 166 mile marker and involves three tractor trailers.

That’s just west of Danville in Montgomery County.

They say right now traffic is at a standstill and is not getting around the crash. Our ABC 17 News crew in the area says within the last tne minutes, traffic briefly moved, then stopped again.

MoDOT says they expect the road to remain closed until 6:30 a.m.

Watch ABC 17 News This Morning for a live report from the area.

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