UPDATE: The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms one person has died in the accident just east of Sarcoxie.
The interstate has re-opened.
UPDATE: Missouri State Highway Patrol at 3:35 P.M. says they’re working to move the vehicles off of the roadway.
They say they’re working hard to open the Interstate as soon as possible but no word on how soon that may be.
I-44 just East of Sarcoxie has been shut down.
As of just after one this afternoon The Missouri Department of Transportation says the interstate should open between three and four.
MODOT says an accident caused the interstate to be shut down.
ALTERNATE ROUTES: Drivers can take I-49 south to Rt 60 east or I-49 north to Rte 96 east, or Rte 37 north to Rte 96 east.
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