Opinion

Take alternate routes to Royals game with parts of I-70 closed

Royals fans planning to hit tonight's game against Houston may need to take alternate routes to Kauffman Stadium. Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 near I-435 remain closed after a semi-tanker carrying hazardous, flammable material overturned this morning. I-70 may not re-open until sometime after 8 p.m.

I-435 will likely offer the best access to the ballpark. Officials believe Route 40 will be heavily congested Friday afternoon and evening due to the diverted traffic from I-70.

For fans driving eastbound from downtown, alternate routes include Highway 24 (Independence Ave.), Route 78 (23rd St.) or Truman Road. Driving westbound from Blue Springs, fans may use 23rd St. to I-435 South or Highway 40 to 47th St. and proceed to Raytown Road.

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