Crashes involving semi trucks close two Kansas City interstates

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GARDNER, Kan. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 reopened at 175th street in Gardner, more than four hours after a crash forced emergency crews to close the northbound lanes.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the drivers of a pick up and a semi truck hauling two trailers lost control and rolled off the highway in that location shortly before 9 a.m.

One of the drivers went to a hospital with injuries.

Traffic was backed up for miles after it was diverted onto the 175th Street exit. Meanwhile, traffic on Old 56 highway is shut down at Cedar Niles and Clare Road. All detours and highways returned to normal Tuesday afternoon.

KC Scout camera shows backup onto I-35

First responders are on the scene of the crash and investigating.

Two hours later a different semi jackknifed in Grandview. It blocked all southbound lanes of I-49 past state Highway 150.

Tow trucks removed the jackknifed truck and the highway reopened around noon. KC Scout said it doesn’t know what the truck was hauling or if the driver was injured in the crash.

This is a breaking news story. We will bring you additional information as it becomes available.

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