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Northbound I-55 open after morning wreck

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The northbound lanes of Interstate 55 are now open after traffic was backed up following an early morning wreck Thursday.  

The wreck happened around 7:40 a.m. at the 93 mile marker.

Jason Selzer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department says it started as a single car crash.

He says a car driving in northbound the passing lane was cut off by another car and when it swerved to miss it hit a guardrail.

Cars behind that car braked quickly.  A Pepsi truck behind a semi braked and swerved into a median to miss the semi.

No on was injured.  The car had to be towed away.

Cape Girardeau Police say one lane of the northbound interstate was blocked and traffic was backed up for quite a ways.

It is not clear exactly what happened.

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