Fog causes multiple car pile-up; Traffic detour

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UPDATE 12:21 PM: All traffic and all lanes open since 8:30 AM crash. Turkey feed tanker pulled off highway to be emptied and upright.

UPDATE 11:24 AM: MoDOT Emergency Response open 171 partially as one semi is removed blocking roadway. It will still be hours before MO-96 is open. The tanker on its side carrying turkey feed is being vacuumed out.

UPDATE 10:05 AM: MSHP tell us initally two semi’s and three passenger cars at the intersection of MO-96 and 171. Unsure of the the car crash at 171 and Sumac to the North of this crash.


No injuries are thought to be life threatening.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Just north of 171 and MO-96 junction two semi tractor trailers and multiple vehicles have been involved in a series of crashes. Reported around 8:30 AM.

  • Traffic from Kansas is being detoured at 171 and Baseline.
  • MO-96 closed at MO-43
  • 171 closed at Carl Junction
  • YY closed at 171
Proposed MODOT future traffic flow for intersection where today’s crash occurred.
CLICK HERE for link to MODOT proposal page.
Fog conditions approaching the crash scene.

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KANSAS TRAVEL: KanDrive is the website of the Kansas Department of Transportation. CLICK HERE to access the KanDrive Portal. You can see roadside cameras, road conditions, crashes, slow downs.

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