Multi-vehicle crash cleared at 71 Hwy at Bannister Rd.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The southbound lanes of Highway 71 at Bannister Road are back open after a multi-vehicle crash completely shutdown the highway Wednesday evening.

The crash was reported just after 5 p.m. causing traffic to back up for about five miles. The scene was cleared just before 6 p.m.

No serious injuries have been reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.