Wright City

UPDATE: Interstate 70 accident cleared, traffic moving freely through Wright City

The Record
Posted 10/13/23

An accident near Exit 200 on eastbound Interstate 70 near Wright City, Missouri, has shut down both lanes of the highway in Warren County.

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UPDATE: Interstate 70 accident cleared, traffic moving freely through Wright City


2:13 p.m. update: MoDOT cameras are now showing traffic moving freely at exit 200, and the website has updated to remove any information about a delay.

2:07 p.m. update: MoDOT is reporting that the accident was cleared at 1:47 p.m. The camera at exit 200 is showing both lanes have reopened, but traffic is still severely backed up and MoDOT continues to report that traffic delays could last up to 2 1/2 hours.

1:29 p.m. update: MoDOT is now reporting that drivers should expect delays of at least 2 1/2 hours on eastbound I-70.

1:10 p.m. update: According to MoDOT, one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 is now open. They are reporting delays of at least one hour for drivers using the highway.

MoDOT also reports the multi-car crash occurred about 12:07 p.m.

12:57 p.m. update: According to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation, there is no estimated time for when the eastbound lanes of I-70 will reopen.  MoDOT is encouraging drivers to use alternative routes and to use the traveler map for more information.

A multi-car accident near exit 200 in Wright City has shut down both lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 as of Friday afternoon.

Multiple cars could be seen off the side of the road under the exit 200 overpass. A tow truck was on scene about 12:20 p.m. 

Multiple police cars were also on scene, with some angled to block both lanes of traffic. Fire trucks and an ambulance were also at the scene.

Traffic on the highway was backed up for at least four miles as of 12:20 p.m.

No additional information about the accident or when the highway would reopen was immediately available.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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