WB I-70 reopens at Bates City after 8 vehicles, 2 semis slide off road and utility truck overturns

BATES CITY, Mo. — MoDOT shut down westbound I-70 at Bates City for several hours Monday due to dangerous driving conditions.

Crews closed the highway at mile marker 31.6 just past Route Z/D just before 8:30 a.m. The interstate reopened later Monday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said at least eight vehicles slid off the road. Two semitrailers were blocking the road and a utility truck overturned.

“Please use caution. Travel is not advised,” MoDOT tweeted.

No one was injured in any of the incidents.


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