Accident Slows Travel Along I-29 Friday Morning

MSHP car

A jacked-knifed semi closed down a portion of southbound Interstate-29 this morning.

The Missouri Highway Patrol closed southbound I-29 at mile marker 37.5 this morning south of St Joseph and re-routed traffic.

By 10:00 this morning, the roadway was no longer blocked and traffic was starting to move again, according to the Highway Patrol.

Traffic was rerouted to I-229 southbound to Route 371 south to Route DD east to Interstate 29 for a short time while wreckers worked to open a lane of traffic.

Meanwhile, MoDOT crews continue their work to clear off all of Northwest Missouri’s roads today after yesterday’s snowstorm.   Crews will continue to work around the clock until all roads are clear.  

The majority of Missouri’s most-traveled routes, such as interstates and U.S. highways, are returning to mostly clear or normal driving conditions.

“We are working as fast as we can to get roads clear of snow and ice, and we will stay with it until all roads and bridges in Northwestl Missouri are safe and passable,” said Northwest District Engineer Don Wichern. “We want to thank motorists for their patience and understanding as we continue our work.”