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Miles-long backup due to tractor trailer dumping load of copper on I-44 EB

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A tractor trailer accident has caused more than a 5-mile backup on I-44 EB Wednesday morning. (Credit: KMOV) A tractor trailer accident has caused more than a 5-mile backup on I-44 EB Wednesday morning. (Credit: KMOV)
A tractor trailer accident has caused more than a 5-mile backup on I-44 EB Wednesday morning. (Credit: KMOV) A tractor trailer accident has caused more than a 5-mile backup on I-44 EB Wednesday morning. (Credit: KMOV)
All lanes are closed on I-44 EB near 270 due to a tractor trailer dumping a load of copper on the road, officials say. (Credit: MODOT) All lanes are closed on I-44 EB near 270 due to a tractor trailer dumping a load of copper on the road, officials say. (Credit: MODOT)
One lane reopened Wednesday morning on I-44 EB after a tractor trailer dumped copper on the highway. (Credit: KMOV) One lane reopened Wednesday morning on I-44 EB after a tractor trailer dumped copper on the highway. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- One lane of Interstate 44 eastbound west of 270  is closed after a tractor-trailer dumped a load of copper on the highway, officials said.

All lanes were closed around 9 a.m. causing a traffic backup for over 10 miles. All but one lane reopened before 11:30 a.m.

Crews are working to clean up the road and drivers can expect at least an hour back up to Route 109. 

No one was injured during the incident. 

This is a developing news story and will be updated and more information becomes available. 

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