Suspicious package prompts road closures impacting I-35, SW Trafficway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspicious package left at the corner of SW Trafficway and 31st Street shut down traffic Friday afternoon in all directions, including access to I-35. The road is also closed on 31st Street between SW Trafficway and Broadway.

Kansas City Police called in their bomb squad and were investigating, the department deployed a robot to investigate the suspicious package.

The evacuation began at about 1:45 p.m., an all clear was given at about 3:30 p.m. All roads reopened around 4 p.m.