Collision closes lane for hours on I-55 NB near Perryville

PERRY COUNTY, MO — A vehicle accident Monday night kept the right lane closed for at least eleven hours on Interstate 55 northbound near Perryville, according to MoDOT STL Traffic.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-55 past exit 129 to Missouri Route 161. It was first reported at 10:08 p.m.

The scene was initially projected to clear approximately three hours later at 1:02 a.m. the next day.

At 11:08 p.m., the clearance time was postponed to 3:01 a.m.

Shortly after 1:00 a.m., the scene was rescheduled to clear at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, suggesting a significant accident requiring extra response accommodations.

No further details have been reported on the circumstances around the crash.


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