I-35 SB reopened after overhead sign gets struck

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Crews are removing a highway sign on I-35 SB, interstate lanes are closed until at least 5:30 p.m. (Photo: Eric Burke-WDAF-TV)

KANSAS CITY — Kimberly Qualls with the Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that all lanes of SB I-35 have reopened as of 5 p.m. The lanes were expected to be closed until 5:30, but that has been amended. Delays are still expected as traffic slowly picks up speed.

Crews closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 at I-635 to remove a damaged overhead sign structure. KDOT says that a car went off the right side of SB I-35 at about 3:20 p.m. and struck a pole leg that supports the sign between exit 231 and 232.

Traffic crews had to remove an overhead sign after it was struck on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Photo: Eric Burke-WDAF-TV)

Traffic crews had to remove an overhead sign after a support pole was struck on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Photo: Eric Burke-WDAF-TV)

You can keep up with traffic in real-time for any other delays around the metro at this link.

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