I-44 EAST closes due to semi crash at Carthage 18.2 MM

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(Fidelity, Mo.) — Two semi’s crashed about 1:30 PM Monday on the eastbound bridge of I-44 over Hwy 59.

UPDATE 3:10 PM

One semi was removed from the highway. The second, more damaged, semi is being off-loaded and prepared for removal.

MO-59 to I-44 East ramp will be closed till approximately 6:00 PM tonight. MoDOT Emergency Response has closed the on-ramp.

I-44 eastbound traffic now continues at a normal pace as the work has moved to that closed ramp.

EARLIER:

Complete road closure. Traffic is blocked for miles.

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC: Get off at Flying J or Prigmor Ave.

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