Crash, semi spilling at least 200 gallons of fuel closes southbound 291 Highway

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Southbound 291 Highway was closed Friday past Kentucky Road due to a two-vehicle crash. 

The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted at 12:34 p.m. that the crash involved a semi that was leaking gasoline. 

Officials said the semi spilled at least 200 gallons of fuel. MoDOT said they brought in crews to contain the spill. 

There was also a second crash in the northbound lanes of 291 Highway at 32nd Street involving several vehicles. 

The highway has since reopened to traffic. 

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