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Hay bales fall off truck, back up I-70 in Wentzville for miles

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WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Both lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 in Wentzville were closed for about an hour Friday morning while road crews removed several large round hay bales from the road

The bales came off a flatbed semi-trailer a little before 7:00am Friday.

Traffic backed up for about three miles, going back as far as one mile east of the Foristell exit at one point.

MoDOT brought in snow removal equipment and skiploaders to push the hay out of the way.

There are no reports of injuries.

Each bale weighs about 1,500 pounds. The trucking company will have to remove the hay from the side of the road.


  • ByeByeToTheRite

    That’s okay – the working class taxpayer will pick up the tab for picking up the hay, again paying to subsidize big business. And average folks will just be delayed for hours on the highway, due to corporate negligence. All because of just plain, good ol’ American incompetence and lack of concern for anybody or anything other than the almighty dollar!

    • Tom

      Get over yourself you bonehead……that’s what the employees of modot are paid to do. That’s why we have them on the payroll….

    • Buddy

      I’m sure this poor hay hauler dude isn’t “big business”, and I am also fairly sure he (or his insurance company) will recieve a bill for the cleanup. I would love to know how this is “corporate negligence” as you claim byebye..

  • kenny morrow

    Big business might own the livestock , but baling hay or straw is a long way from being classified as a big business. Maybe the nice looking 18 wheeler help you to make that decision.

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