I-44 reopens downtown after semi-truck spills scrap metal


Credit: St. Louis Fire Department

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ST. LOUIS – Interstate 44 in downtown St. Louis was closed in both directions during Thursday rush hour following an accident involving a semi-truck.

A truck carrying scrap metal overturned in the eastbound lanes near Lumiere Casino and part of the scrap metal struck another vehicle in the westbound lanes.

All of the eastbound lanes and one westbound lane were initially closed as a result. Both directions were closed to traffic just before 5 p.m.

Traffic was reopened by 6:15 p.m.

There’s been no word on any injuries. The cause of the accident has not been disclosed.

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