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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An overturned semi caused eastbound lanes of I-70 to close on Tuesday during rush hour.

As of 5 p.m. only one lane was open, east of downtown on I-70 headed toward the stadium, and traffic was barely moving as a result. A semi overturned and lost its load on I-70 east at the Jackson curve.

MoDOT says it's going to be a long rush hour for those who live east, and warns it could be hours before I-70 is clear and reopened.

As of 6 p.m. traffic was flowing again, however one lane still remained closed as crews worked to clear the accident scene.

It's possible the accident could affect how fan get to the Royals game Tuesday night.

It is recommended drivers take 435 as an alternate route if you can.