Tractor-trailer crashes into guardrail, causes 69-Highway to close for nearly 9 hours

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  69-Highway is back open Wednesday is back open after a tractor-trailer crashed.

The accident happened near 151st and 69-Highway around 7 p.m., Tuesday.

Crews worked for nearly nine hours to clear the roadway. The driver of the tractor-trailer was driving south on 69-Highway, when he lost control and swerved into the northbound lane.

The tractor-trailer had two trailers carrying cornmeal.

The biggest impact happened when the truck hit the bridge. It caused cement to fall on several cars below. The cement was decorative, not structural.

FOX 4 is still waiting to find out why the driver lost control.

Five vehicles were involved, no one was seriously injured.