Multiple incidents on I-70 caused delays, closures throughout th -

Multiple incidents on I-70 caused delays, closures throughout the area

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -

The freezing rain is coming in waves, and the traffic incidents followed suit Saturday morning. 

Interstate 70 (I-70) experienced a Saturday morning filled with accidents. Several accidents has happened near bridges and overpasses, as those are the trouble spots as temperatures hover around freezing.. 

Beginning just before 5:00 a.m., the first accident of the morning occurred in the westbound lanes of I-70 past Route K/M in St. Charles. This accident closed the right lane. It was cleared and a little more than 40 minutes later. 

Then, around 6:00 a.m., I-70 saw another incident, once again occurring in the westbound lanes near  Jennings in St. Louis city. However, the cause of the left lane's closure was due to a stalled vehicle. At this time, it is not known how long the vehicle had been stalled on the highway. 

But shortly after the westbound lanes were cleared in St. Louis city, a pickup truck lost control and flipped onto its side in the eastbound lanes. All lanes were closed near Jennings Station road as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident was eventually cleared shortly after 7.

I-70 then saw another incident at the Missouri River in the eastbound lanes. The incident caused drivers to divert to the center lane. The left two lanes were closed, and MoDOT later upgraded the closure to four lanes. Then, around 7:30 a.m, traffic had to be reduced to one lane over the Blanchette Bridge.

As of 8 a.m., that accident has been cleared and all lanes have since reopened. 

At this time, the cause of the accidents or any injuries are not known and have not been reported. 

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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