Southbound Interstate 270 shut down, ladder to blame

3:27 PM, Apr 7, 2010   |    comments
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KSDK -- Traffic is backed up for miles following a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 southbound north of Interstate 44.

The intersstate is closed southbound and the far inside lane of northbound I-270 is closed. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

Corporal Jeff Wilson with the Missouri Highway Patrol said that around 1:45 p.m., police got a call about debris on the road.  When they arrived they found an accident involving 14 vehicles.

All of the injuries from the chain reaction crash are described as minor.

Cpl. Wilson said it appears a ladder fell off a truck and that is what caused the crash.



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