Missouri reopens westbound I-44 near Joplin - KMOV.com

Missouri reopens westbound I-44 near Joplin

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri transportation officials have reopened Interstate 44 after it was closed near Joplin because of a deadly crash in Oklahoma.
  
The Missouri Department of Transportation said Thursday afternoon that the highway had been reopened.
  
Missouri closed the westbound lanes of I-44 Tuesday morning after traffic backed up following the accident in northeastern Oklahoma. Authorities say a vehicle veered off the Interstate 44 bridge and into any icy river.
  
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