Three southbound lanes of Interstate 35 were closed Wednesday night in downtown Kansas City because of an accident involving a van carrying nuclear medical material. Just after midnight, one lane had opened.
The two-vehicle wreck occurred about 9:40 p.m. just past 20th Street. The southbound lanes were closed at Interstate 670. Ramps from I-670 to I-35 also were closed.
Two people were taken to hospitals.
HazMat crews were called in when radioactive material was detected in a van involved in the accident. It was not considered to be at an unsafe level. The van belongs to Associated Couriers Inc. The company’s website says it is a “specialized carrier of nuclear medicine.”
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