UPDATE: Interstate 70 in Kansas City reopens after truck accident

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 1:44 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Traffic is flowing again on Interstate 70 in northwest Kansas City after the road was closed for more than five hours when a tractor-trailer truck drove off a ramp and dropped onto the interstate.

The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when the truck hit a guardrail on a ramp from Interstate 35 and eventually fell onto Interstate 70. The truck landed on its roof and debris was thrown across eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

The westbound lanes of the interstate opened about 8:30 a.m. but the eastbound lanes did not open until nearly noon.

The truck driver was hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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