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Overturned tractor-trailer carrying chicken fat shuts down ramp from WB I-70 to SB I-435

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An overturned tractor-trailer forced law enforcement to shut down the ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound I-435 Wednesday for nearly seven hours, and that caused traffic to back up for hours.

The tractor-trailer, which was carrying chicken fat, overturned just before 7 a.m.

Crews had to use absorption material on the ground near the tractor-trailer to soak up the diesel fuel that spilled when it rolled over.

Traffic was backed up beyond Blue Ridge Boulevard at one point.

It is unclear what caused the tractor-trailer to overturn.

The ramp to southbound I-435 is expected to reopen before Wednesday's evening commute.

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