Westbound lanes of I-44 at Kearney Street open again

Published: Dec. 8, 2017 at 2:21 AM CST
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Modot reopened the westbound lanes of I-44 over Kearney Street just before 8:30 Friday morning.

The highway was closed after a crash between a car and a

tractor-trailer. The truck burst into flames. Fuel also spilled onto the highway.

It took crews more than seven hours to clean up the mess.

Kearney Street under I-44 was also closed because water from fire hoses spilled onto Kearney. The road was shutdown through morning rush hour.

Springfield police say no one was hurt in the crash.