BLACKWATER, Mo. (KMIZ)
UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: The MODOT traveler map shows Interstate 70 is back open at the Route J intersection as fire crews work to put out a fire at the Stuckey's gas station. Our crew at the scene says five Mid-Missouri crews responded to the scene. Blackwater Area Fire Protection District, Saline County Fire Protection District, Pilot Grove Rural Fire Protection District, Concordia Fire District and Boonville Fire Department are fighting the blaze at Stuckey's.
UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: Our crew at the scene still saw smoke coming out of the Stuckey's building. Fire crews around Mid-Missouri responded to the fire.
The Stuckey’s gas station fire in Saline County off I-70 still raging. @MSHPTrooperA says fire is contained.— Lucas Geisler (@LucasABC17) November 2, 2019
I’ve seen at least three different fire agencies all fighting this one. pic.twitter.com/ZDuCXwYWls
UPDATE 9:57 p.m.: Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A says the fire at the gas station has been contained.
UPDATE 9:41 p.m.: Missouri troopers say a building fire just off Interstate 70 has reached the fuel pumps at the Stuckey's gas station.
Structure Fire & Highway closure— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) November 2, 2019
A fire has reached the fuel pumps at Stucky’s in Saline Co. The westbound lanes of I-70 at 89MM are shut down. Troopers are working w/ @MoDOT for an alternate route of travel. It is unknown how long the closure will be.@MSHPTrooperF pic.twitter.com/WRtIXGAL6A
Authorities in Cooper County confirm crews closed Route J near Blackwater after a fire was called out at a gas station just off Interstate 70.
According to the Blackwater Area Fire Protection District, the Stuckeys at exit 84 on 70 is fully involved in the blaze.
The MODOT traveler map shows the Route J was closed for a police emergency at 8:51 p.m