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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.  The Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed the semi is no longer a traffic issue.

ODESSA, Mo – According to preliminary reports, a vehicle on the Northwest Outer Road off I-70, in Odessa, is blocking the roadway.  The vehicle is reportedly a  semi.  According to witnesses, traffic in that area is moving slowly, and motorists should use caution.  Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed and said they were on scene for reports of a stranded motorist.