U.S. 60/65 flyover ramp open after semi-truck accident

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UPDATE: MoDOT crews have informed OzarksFirst that the flyover ramp where a semi-truck was partially hanging off is now open to traffic. The lane with the shoulder has been reduced to 14 feet wide. MoDOT says a sealing crew that has been working on the bridge will be able to repair damages made by the semi. Crews are expected to have it fixed by Thursday.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A semi-truck has been seen partially hanging off a ramp at the U.S. 60 to 65 interchange.

According to the MoDOT travelers map, an accident was reported on the ramp at 10:02 a.m.

According to the Springfield Police Department, the semi was traveling east on James River heading north on 65. The driver then hit a barrier on the left on the flyover ramp and careened over to the right.

The driver was taken to the hospital but was not injured.

SPD Sgt. Ramey says the police department received several calls that the semi was swerving back and forth down James River. He says it will be a while before the bridge is back open due to crews inspecting if it there was any structural damage done.

The exit ramp is closed and is estimated to be closed for an hour and a half.

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