ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ( -- All lanes of northbound I-270 reopened after they were closed due to an accident Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities three vehicles were involved in a crash just after 1 p.m. and there are serious injuries to at least some of the people involved. 

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The closure was just south of Clayton Road right before 64/40 and the resulting back up of traffic was several miles long; stretching to Douhgherty Ferry Road.

Two lanes were opened around 2 p.m. and MoDOT cleared the scene of the accident around 2:15 p.m.

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All lanes of I-270 near Clayton Road reopened just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

At this point it is unknown what led to the crash.

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