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Morning, afternoon crashes shut down Interstate 70 at Missouri River bridge

Westbound I-70 shuts down near Missouri River Bridge.
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Westbound I-70 shuts down near Missouri River Bridge.


UPDATE: A second crash stopped traffic at the bridge Wednesday afternoon.

No one was hurt in the second crash, a Boone County Fire Protection District spokesman said. However, traffic remained backed up more than an hour after the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said traffic was at a standstill on the bridge just before 2:30 p.m.

Watch a replay of video from the second scene in the player below.

ORIGINAL: Westbound Interstate 70 closed shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday due to a five-vehicle crash.

Traffic started moving on the bridge again around 8:30 a.m.

Watch a recording of the first crash scene in the player below.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a crash report that two people -- a Hannibal, Missouri, man and a Columbia woman -- suffered minor injuries. The crash happened when a Toyota Venza hydroplaned and hit a guardrail, according to the patrol. A tractor-trailer then hit the car, initiating a chain reaction.

The Central District of the Missouri Department of Transportation posted to Twitter that the crash happened at the Missouri River Bridge in Rocheport.

The MoDOT Traveler Map shows westbound I-70 closed Wednesday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F also tweeted about the crash saying two passenger cars and a semi-tractor trailer were involved in the wreck. The tweet said injuries were reported in the crash but it did not specify who was injured.

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Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.


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