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I-70 in KC reopened after tanker crash, spill

I-70 in KC reopened after tanker crash, spill

June 8th, 2013 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A section of Interstate 70 in Kansas City has reopened after a tanker truck crashed and exploded into flames, forcing the closure in both directions.

The nearly 2-mile stretch of I-70 had been closed since early Friday after the tanker truck overturned, spilled flammable liquid and exploded. The wreck pushed the median barriers into the other side of the highway. The driver was injured but has been released from the hospital.

The tanker was the only vehicle involved in this wreck, which occurred just west of the Truman Sports Complex.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says Saturday that lanes in both directions have been reopened.