KANSAS CITY — Kimberly Qualls with the Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that all lanes of SB I-35 have reopened as of 5 p.m. The lanes were expected to be closed until 5:30, but that has been amended. Delays are still expected as traffic slowly picks up speed.
#KCTRAFFIC UPDATE! NOW OPEN! As of 5pm, all lanes of SB I-35 @ I-635 NOW OPEN to all traffic. Expect delays due to traffic backups.
— Kimberly Qualls (@kkqtopeka) February 18, 2014
Crews closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 at I-635 to remove a damaged overhead sign structure. KDOT says that a car went off the right side of SB I-35 at about 3:20 p.m. and struck a pole leg that supports the sign between exit 231 and 232.
You can keep up with traffic in real-time for any other delays around the metro at this link.