SB I-55 at Bayless closes for hours after snow plow, tanker truck collide

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by Stephanie Baumer and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 5:49 PM

I-55 at Bayless

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(KMOV.com) – All southbound lanes of Interstate 55 were shut down at Bayless for more than seven hours after a snow plow collided with a tanker truck Tuesday morning.

Officials say wreck involving a Missouri Department of Transportation and tanker truck happened around 4:30 a.m.

The tanker was punctured in the wreck and an estimated 1,800 gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway. 

All southbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours and traffic was diverted onto Weber while crews worked to clear the scene. All but one lane was re-opened by about 12 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

The Missouri Highway Patrol was investigating what caused the wreck.

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