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U.S. 71 south reopened after multi-vehicle crash in KC

U.S. 71 south temporarily shut down after multi-vehicle crash

A multi-vehicle wreck temporarily shut down all lanes of U.S. 71 south Wednesday in south Kansas City, putting cars at a standstill for about half an hour, traffic camera footage showed.
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A multi-vehicle wreck temporarily shut down all lanes of U.S. 71 south Wednesday in south Kansas City, putting cars at a standstill for about half an hour, traffic camera footage showed.

A multi-vehicle wreck temporarily shut down all lanes of U.S. 71 south Wednesday in Kansas City, putting cars at a standstill for about half an hour.

The crash happened sometime before 5:30 p.m. at U.S. 71 south and Bannister Road.

Police were seen on traffic camera footage directing traffic. Drivers were turning around on the highway.

The roadway was reopened just before 6 p.m., the Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation said in a tweet.

It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

This is a developing story.

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