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Crashes, construction cause rush hour headaches for drivers on EB I-44

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Traffic at eastbound I-44 at Shrewsbury Traffic at eastbound I-44 at Shrewsbury

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Crashes paired with construction caused massive delays on eastbound Interstate 44 during the Thursday morning commute.

A crash on the interstate past Shrewsbury and another near Jamieson caused headaches for drivers starting before 7:45 a.m.  MoDOT reported that one lane of the interstate at Shrewsbury was closed while emergency crews responded to the crash.

The crashes appeared to be cleared from the interstate before 8:30 a.m. but MoDOT said there is ongoing construction in the area which continued to slow down drivers.

A driver who frequently travels through the area told News 4 he was stuck in traffic in the area and moved very little for about an hour.

It is unknown if anyone was injured in the crashes.

No other details have been released.

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