UPDATE: Westbound Lanes of I-44 Reopen - One EB Lane Closed

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/21 2014 07:14AM

Updated 07/21 2014 07:35AM

SPRINGFIELD -- MoDOT says the westbound lanes of traffic on I-44 at the 88 mile marker  have now opened.   However, the vehicle is resting in the median, and the eastbound left/number one lane at the 88.8 mile marker will remain closed while the scene is cleared.

Original story:

Traffic on I-44 near Strafford is at a standstill in the westbound lanes, after a tractor-trailer flipped over this morning.

MoDOT says the accident is at the 88 mile marker at Stafford.

At 5am, the truck was in the median, with all  westbound lanes closed.  The left eastbound lane is also blocked.  MoDOT says it may take up to three hours to clear up the scene. 

Traffic is being detoured at the Strafford exit to the outer road to Highway 744, then back onto I-44.

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