[EXPIRED] TRAVEL ON EAST I-44 DELAY – 15 Miles East of Springfield-100+ Vehicle Crash Near 106 MM (Marshfield/Conway)-Aerial Footage from Conway, MO Volunteer Fire Dept -12 Hour Expected Clean Up-Missouri State Highway Patrol report NO fatality at this crash siteMoDOT Southwest Missouri TRAFFIC ALERTEastbound I-44 CLOSED East of Marshfield Due to Multi-Vehicle CrashWHAT: Both eastbound lanes of I-44 CLOSED due to multi-vehicle crash east of Marshfield WHERE: Eastbound I-44 east of Marshfield at Mile Marker 106 DETOUR: All eastbound I-44 traffic being diverted at Marshfield at Mile Marker 100. Traffic using Route 38 to Webster County Route CC to Conway and then back onto I-44 at Mile Marker 113. ADDITIONAL INFO: I-44 CLOSING could last up to 12 hours as emergency crews cleanup crash and MoDOT crews plow and treat I-44. Other MoDOT crews are plowing and treating the detour route. ###From Conway Volunteer Fire Department** Eastbound I-44 will be closed at the 100 mm for multiple hours**Crews assisted Marshfield Fire Department with a large incident at the 106 MM Interstate 44. Rough estimate of 100 vehicles involved. CoxHealth EMS units from as far away as Dade Co responded along with Mercy units from Laclede and Camden co transported multiple patients. Non injured people were bussed via a Laclede County R-I school bus to Rocking Chair restaurant. Thank you to everyone who stopped to help including a number of firefighters returning from Winter Fire School for stopping to help!###Additional INFO for Truckers from MODOT:Interstate 44 East Blocked at MM 106 – ALL TRAFFIC MUST LEAVE HIGHWAYInterstate 44 East is CLOSED at MM 106 in Webster County near Conway, Mo.Due to the enormous task of relocating the people and vehicles involved in the crash, pavement clean-up and the ongoing need to treat highway surfaces, the eastbound lanes are estimated to remain out of service until at least 2:30 am.If you are in contact with someone traveling east on I-44, ask them to – LEAVE THE INTERSTATE at their next practical convenience. DO NOT ATTEMPT to drive up to the closure point. The diversion route at the closure point is a blacktop, rural highway that is not ideal for CMV traffic in dry, sunny weather. It, too, is partly covered by winter precipitation, making the way rough going.Again, eastbound traffic should leave Interstate 44 as soon as possible. DO NOT park on shoulders or ramps in the area. Leave the interstate completely to wait out the closure in a warm, dry, safe place.###Joplin News First says – Thanks to all agencies responding to this traffic disaster including Conway Volunteer Fire Department by serving Webster County so well you are serving all Missourians! For the latest road conditions, visit http://traveler.modot.org/map/ *Joplin News First does not claim ownership nor are financially compensated for sharing this video.
Posted by Joplin News First on Sunday, February 4, 2018
Eastbound I-44 is closed at Mile Marker 106, just east of Marshfield, Sunday night after a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles. The closure is expected to last through the night so the incident can be cleaned up and investigated and roads can be treated. There is no word on injuries from this crash. All eastbound I-44 traffic is being diverted at Marshfield, at Mile Marker 100. Detoured traffic will be using Route 38 to Webster County, Route CC to Conway, then back onto I-44 at Mile Marker 113.
ROLLA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – At least one person died and several were injured in multiple accidents that closed both directions of I-44 between Lebanon and Rolla Sunday. Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) worked three separate accidents in the eastbound and westbound lanes between the mile marker 138 and 186 around 5 p.m. Police confirmed that one person involved in a 12 vehicle crash has died. The accident happened on eastbound Interstate 44 near mile marker 138 just east of Lebanon. Two people were airlifted from the scene of a 30 car pile-up on eastbound Interstate 44 at mile marker 186 in Rolla. A total of 11 injuries have been reported from the crash. MSHP said the area is a high crash zone due to a sharp curve but the icy road conditions contributed to this crash. In addition, westbound Interstate 44 was shut down near mile marker 144 due to an injury crash. Police reopened the interstate at all three crash sites at 8:30 p.m. Troop I tweeted that the roads are still slick and hazardous due to the afternoon snow storm.
This is just one of several multi-vehicle crashes on I-44 Sunday. Snow and slick roads were a factor. At least one person was in a 12 vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 44 just east of Lebanon. At least eleven other people have been injured.