Tanker fire shuts down I-49 in Kansas City


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A tanker fire in Kansas City has shut down a busy interstate.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to avoid I-49 at the Hickman Mills exit.

Drivers should also find alternative routes.

As of 5:30pm, the fire has been extinguished, but crews are still working at the scene. Traffic continues to be backed-up with the interstate closure.

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