I-70 reopens after car knocks fence onto highway - KMOV.com

I-70 reopens after car knocks fence onto highway

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(KMOV) – A major accident caused a traffic tangle on Interstate 70 at West Florissant Road.

According to Captain Mike Pickett with the St. Louis City Fire Department, a driver on West Florissant lost control of his vehicle, went over a concrete barrier and hit the fence. The fence then fell onto Interstate 70 below.

Police say the driver of that vehicle, Tin Mo, 30, was issued a citation for “driving too fast for conditions.” Mo told authorities that the rainy conditions caused him to lose control of his vehicle.

The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. on Friday. All lanes of I-70 have reopened after being closed for several hours.

Eight cars, including the car that hit the fence were damaged in the accident.
 
Pickett says that no one was injured in the crash.
 
Traffic in that area was backed up for miles.
 
The fence was a decorative fence that was part of a pedestrian walkway on the overpass. A MoDOT spokesperson says that the fence is used to prevent people from throwing objects onto the highway. Engineers are now trying to figure out why the entire fence fell onto the highway.
 

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