(KMOV) – Eastbound Interstate 270 was completely shut down after an accident involving three semi trucks on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Madison County Thursday morning.
According to authorities, traffic was slowed on the interstate just past the Riverview exit around 7 a.m. when one of the semi trucks came to a stop.
Police said a second tractor trailer carrying asphalt then slammed into the first truck.
A third semi in a separate lane was then struck by the other two tractor trailers. The cab from the second truck was detached during the chain-reaction crash.
Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
All eastbound lanes were closed while crews worked to clear the scene and traffic was backed up for miles. The interstate reopened just before 10 a.m.
It was the second day in a row a wreck shut down I-270 at the Chain of Rocks Bridge.