Pileup involving multiple semis causes heavy traffic backups on I-70

Missouri transportation authorities are urging drivers to find alternate routes following a multi-vehicle pileup on I-70.

The crash occurred before 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon on I-70 at the Missouri River Bridge near Columbia, Missouri.

According to Boone County Fire, “multiple tractor trailers” were involved in a collision in the westbound lanes of I-70 during winter weather conditions. In video captured at the scene, you can also see several passenger vehicles involved in the crash.

The exact number of vehicles involved in the crash and the number of people injured isn’t clear this time.

You can see footage of the crash site in the video below.

Avoid 70 at the Missouri River Bridge

Posted by Nash's Towing Inc on Monday, January 20, 2020

Local authorities say that westbound I-70 has reopened but that there are still heavy traffic backups.

WB I-70 back open, traffic still slow in the area from Columbia to the Missouri River Bridge_____________________2:00…

Posted by Boone County Fire Protection District on Monday, January 20, 2020

This is a developing story.

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