Eastbound I-70 closed in KCK after dump truck hits overhead sign

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 5:46 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) - Eastbound traffic of Interstate 70 in KCK was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning after a dump truck hit an overhead sign.

The incident happened just past James Street at 3:41 a.m. Eastbound lanes remained closed for about five hours, opening back up shortly before 9 a.m. The delay was because the Kansas Department of Transportation had to remove and replace the sign before traffic could be allowed back underneath.

Traffic was diverted onto Interstate 670, so drivers couldn’t exit at Seventh Street or Central. Drivers headed to downtown KCK needed to exit at the 18th Street Expressway, and those wanting to get to the West Bottoms in Kansas City, MO, needed to take Genessee Street.