Overturned semi causes serious traffic delays at I-670, I-35 in downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An overturned semitrailer caused big traffic delays Wednesday afternoon in downtown Kansas City.

All lanes of eastbound Interstate 670 at Baltimore Avenue were closed while crews clear the initial crash that involved another vehicle and a second crash nearby, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Both crashes have been cleared, but traffic is still moving slow as of 5 p.m.

The northbound and southbound Interstate 35 exits to eastbound I-670 were also closed, MoDOT said.

The initial crash happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The second crash occurred just after 4 p.m. on the westbound I-670 ramp to Genessee Street.

Kansas Scout showed big delays on southbound I-35 and eastbound I-670 with additional delays in both directions on Interstate 70.