Truck Fire in Rollover Crash Closes Southbound I-35 Near Cambridge Circle, Downtown Kansas City, MO

Kansas City firefighters and Missouri State Police responded about 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to a rollover crash of a semi-trailer truck carrying heavy rocks. The truck was well-involved when firefighters arrived. Several other vehicles on northbound I-35 were hit by flying debris and rocks.

The truck driver escaped the cab, but suffered burn injuries. There is no word on the extent of his injuries at this time.

KCScout images (KDOT, MoDOT).

Firefighters used foam to extinguish the fire, which appeared under control at about 7:11 a.m. A flare-up occurred with fuel burning on the pavement. The truck on its left side was mostly positioned in lane two of three northbound lanes. The burning fuel on re-ignition leaked across lane three toward the shoulder. A firefighter with a hose line was visible about 10 feet from the ignition area just minutes before the ignition.

Traffic was still blocked on the northbound lanes of I-35 at 9:30 a.m.

Kansas City Scout is Kansas City’s bi-state traffic management system. The Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation (KDOT, MoDOT) designed Scout to lessen traffic jams by improving rush-hour speeds, to increase safety by decreasing the number of rush-hour accidents, and to improve emergency response to traffic situations.

Kansas City Scout is one of the United States’ largest electronic traffic management systems at a cost of $43 million — the majority funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of I-35 near Cambridge Circle, Kansas City, Missouri …

Type : Incident
Location : I-35 SB PAST I-70 WB
Description : I-35 SB CLOSED
Start Time : Tue Feb 25 07:49:07 CST 2014

Type : Incident
Location : I-35 SB PAST SW TRFWY
Description : I-35 SB CLOSED
Start Time : Tue Feb 25 06:59:04 CST 2014

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