ST. LOUIS – Traffic is stalled on Interstate 70 in the eastbound direction as emergency crews respond to a situation on the highway. Traffic backups are also ongoing for drivers on Interstate 64 heading toward I-70.

Police say eastbound I-70 will be closed from David Hoekel Parkway to Wentzville Parkway for a few hours. The cause of the slowdown is an accident involving a person and a vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is helping to divert traffic. Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area.

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