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Multiple accidents, road closures reported in KC area

Multiple accidents were closing highway lanes all over the Kansas City are during Wednesday’s rush hour.
Multiple accidents were closing highway lanes all over the Kansas City are during Wednesday’s rush hour.

Several wrecks on area roadways caused delays and lane closures during Wednesday’s evening commute.

The left lane of eastbound Interstate 435 at Wornall Road was closed about 5:50 p.m. after a two-car collision.

A multivehicle pileup about 6 p.m. shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 635 past Shawnee Drive. Transportation officials urged drivers to use an alternate route.

A separate multivehicle collision about the same time closed the right lane of southbound I-635 past Horizons Parkway.

Another multivehicle wreck closed the two left lanes of eastbound I-670 before I-35 just after 6 p.m.

A two-vehicle wreck closed the right lane of westbound I-70 just past 18th Street about 6:20 p.m.

The three right lanes of westbound I-435 at Roe Avenue were closed after a multivehicle collision about 6:25 p.m.

The Stadium Drive exit from northbound I-435 was closed after a wreck about 6:50 p.m.

At least four other multivehicle accidents that closed lanes were reported Wednesday evening.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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