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Traffic moving after crash on I-70 near Highway 63 connector in Columbia


UPDATE 11:10 a.m.: The interstate was open near the connector as of 11 a.m. A couple emergency vehicles remain at the scene but traffic is moving in the area.

ORIGINAL: Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed in Columbia after a crash.

Boone County Joint Communications sent an alert about the incident shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Watch a playback of the scene below.

A traffic camera on the Missouri Department of Transportation's Traveler map showed a major backup near the Highway 63 connector due to the closure.

The camera appeared to show at least two semi-trucks involved in the crash. MoDOT Central District posted to Twitter, calling it a multi-vehicle crash.

ABC 17 News crews are on their way to the crash.

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Molly Stawinoga

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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