UPDATE: 1/20/2020, 5:07 p.m. — According to MoDOT, traffic is flowing once again with no delays. 

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BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — According to the Boone County Fire Protection District, westbound I-70 is now open at the Rocheport Bridge.

It was closed for nearly an hour due to multiple vehicle accident around 2 p.m. in the westbound lanes. Authorities state delays are expected for the next 3 hours and still suggest residents to avoid the area. The delay begins in the western edge of Columbia and goes until the 111 mile marker in Cooper County.

Injuries are not yet reported. You can check the status of I-70 here.