Three lanes have closed after a vehicle hit a guardrail along the on-ramp to southbound U.S. 69 from southbound Interstate 35 in Lenexa.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed the left lanes of northbound and southbound I-35 “due to damaged concrete guardrail from (a) crash hanging over the highway.”
The right lane of southbound U.S. 69 is also closed because of the damage.
The vehicle lost control earlier this morning, and the damaged guardrail can be seen hanging above I-35, which runs below the bridge that leads to U.S. 69.
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Emergency vehicles have responded, and the left lane is closed. Kansas City Scout estimates the area will be cleared at 1 p.m.
Melissa Black, a spokeswoman with the Missouri Department of Transportation, said elevated roadways are particularly dangerous when temperatures drop below freezing.
“Those types of roadways can be slick in these types of conditions,” Black said. “We want motorists to be more careful and drive more slowly.”
Just north of that incident, a two-vehicle collision was reported by KC Scout on southbound I-35 past 67th Street. Clearance time was expected at 12:15 p.m.
Other traffic incidents in the metro area include a two-vehicle collision on southbound U.S. 71 at Interstate 435. The collision stopped traffic but was expected to be cleared at 12:11 p.m.
The National Weather Service reports the light snow dusting is not likely to accumulate as temperatures rise, but road conditions “have developed patchy slick spots.”
The weather service encouraged drivers to reduce speeds when driving on the slick roadways.