For the third time Tuesday, a vehicle fire was reported on an area roadway after a collision on northbound Interstate 35 at Bedford Avenue in Clay County stalled traffic.
The wreck, reported just before 7 p.m., involved two vehicles, and the two left lanes on the highway were closed for less than an hour, transportation officials said.
The accident caused stop-and-go traffic back to the Paseo in Kansas City.
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Another wreck and vehicle fire briefly closed all lanes of traffic on southbound Interstate 435 just past 23rd street about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The third vehicle fire involved a burning tractor-trailer on the road. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 470 were closed at U.S. 50 in Lee’s Summit about 12:40 p.m. while crews responded to that fire.