Fifty vehicles involved in crashes on Route 54

Backup has lasted for hours

Highway 54 crash


The patrol said one lane is open and traffic is starting to move.


A multiple car pileup was expected to cause a three-hour backup on Route 54 Friday. 

The crash originally happened on westbound 54 west of Highway 17 near Opie Road around 1:30 p.m, according to MoDOT.

Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F said the preliminary estimate is that 50 vehicles are involved in crashes or slideoffs in the same general area.

 MoDOT estimated westbound 54 would be closed for a minimum of three hours. The agency said crews will need to clear the vehicles and clear the road, while emergency medical services treat anyone with injuries.




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