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Two wrecks snarl traffic on I-70 near I-435 in Kansas City

Two wrecks on Sunday closed lanes of Interstate 70 in eastern Kansas City.

The first wreck was reported about 11:09 a.m. on westbound I-70 at Interstate 435. The two-vehicle wreck closed two lanes of traffic.

Another wreck was reported shortly after noon on eastbound I-70 at the Blue Ridge Cutoff. That wreck also closed two lanes of traffic.

Traffic was still blocked at 1:45 p.m.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

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Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.
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