I-670 shuts down in both directions after truck crash causes fire on Monday

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 12:44 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Interstate 670 traffic near downtown Kansas City was diverted after a truck crash caused a large vehicle fire.

First responders were directing eastbound cars to get off on Gennessee Street in the West Bottoms area.

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that traffic eastbound and westbound had been shut down in both directions.

I-670 EB traffic shut down

HAPPENING NOW: Eastbound traffic on I-670 has been shut down after a large truck fire on the interstate. MORE: https://www.kctv5.com/2022/06/27/i-670-eastbound-traffic-shut-down-after-truck-crash-causes-fire/

Posted by KCTV5 News Kansas City on Monday, June 27, 2022

4 p.m. update: At this time, the authorities are unsure when the interstate will reopen.

Two semi trucks caught fire as a result of the accident. Initial reports indicated that the fuel tank of at least one of the semi trucks ruptured.

The police say that they believe the two drivers who were injured had non-life-threatening injuries.

8 p.m. update: As of this time, the interstate appears to have cleared and traffic is moving again.