Crash closes I-635 in Northland as spring snow brings muddy roads

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RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Snow-covered metro roads make commuting quick and a major accident cut an entire freeway and halted traffic.

Drivers pulled over this morning, April 20, following an accident in Northland where I-635 meets Horizons Parkway. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported that an overturned semi-truck was blocking the roadway.

The accident was said to have been fatal, according to Riverside police.

The MoDOT reported that the southbound and northbound lanes were closed. Travel times soared as cameras showed dozens of cars parked on the freeway, stranded.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. Forty-five minutes later, the MoDOT reported that some traffic was diverted to Highway 69.

FOX4 meteorologists have warned of potential issues with elevated surfaces as temperatures hover around freezing. The state Department of Transportation said heavy snowfall during the morning drive caused slippery conditions.

“If you wake up to snow in April, remember to be careful with your morning commute! Buckle up and take it easy on snowy roads, ”the Kansas City MoDOT tweeted.


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