Traffic resumes on I-55 south of Scott City after car accidents

Numerous crashes blocking traffic on I-55 south of Scott City
(Source: Jennifer Washer)
(Source: Jennifer Washer)
(Source: Jennifer Washer)
(Source: Jennifer Washer)
(Source: Leann Duvall Simmons)
(Source: Leann Duvall Simmons)

SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - Traffic has been diverted back on to Interstate 55 after a number of traffic crashes between Scott city and Benton had traffic rerouted through Scott City.

According to Sergeant Clark Parrot with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there was a truck on fire in the south bound lane between Scott City and Benton.

As crews were responding to that, at least 5 other crashes happened in the stretch from Scott City to Benton.

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