UPDATE: 07/31/2018, 7:16 a.m. — The Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed I-70 has reopened after emergency crews responded to a semi ablaze Tuesday morning. 

No injuries were reported. 


LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — KMZU News has received reports that westbound Interstate 70 is closed between Bates City and Odessa.

A spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed an eighteen wheeler was reported on fire around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The westbound lanes of I-70 were closed near mile marker 32, which is near the Bates City Bridge.

Drivers in the area should exercise caution and plan alternative routes if possible.

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