All lanes of westbound Interstate 435 in southern Kansas City have reopened after a crash closed two lanes for most of Monday morning’s rush hour.
Two cars collided about 7 a.m. near the 103rd Street exit and forced the two right lanes of westbound I-435 to be closed while crews cleaned up the wreckage, according to the Kansas City Scout system.
Traffic quickly backed up on I-435 beyond Bannister Road. Traffic slowed to 5 mph near the crash.
On westbound Interstate 470, traffic was slowed to about 19 mph near View High Drive, according to Kansas City Scout.
All lanes of I-435 reopened shortly after 8:40 a.m. Traffic was heavy and speeds remained slow through the area shortly before 9 a.m.
CRASH SLOWS RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON I-435
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