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Archive for Sunday, April 18, 2010

Multi-vehicle accident backs up Turnpike traffic for miles near Lawrence

A multiple-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike slowed traffic outside of Lawrence Sunday afternoon. The accident took about an hour to clear and backed up traffic for miles.

April 18, 2010, 1:49 p.m. Updated April 18, 2010, 3:10 p.m.

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A multiple vehicle accident in the westbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike near the West Lawrence exit has traffic backed up for miles.

According to an emergency alert sent by the Kansas Turnpike, the accident has traffic backed up to mile marker 207, or halfway between the closed East Lawrence exit and the new Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange.

The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. There was no word immediately available about injuries. As of 2:30 p.m., the wreck has been cleared but traffic was still moving slowly.

Traffic is moving normally in the eastbound lanes.

No additional information was available Sunday evening.

Check back to LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

Just_One_Voice 4 years ago

This whole situation was caused by a minivan that had run out of gas on the turnpike bridge. Thank God that no one was hurt -- we are so thankful for that.

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puddleglum 4 years ago

i heard it was caused by a toyota with faulty accelerator

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rcr 4 years ago

"Luckly there seemed to be no injuries." That's good to hear,

"I think a semi truck rear ended a 2009 Ford Focus." Bet I know who won that battle.

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balishag 4 years ago

I was going West bound when it happened. 6 cars were involved. 1 Suburban was trashed. It looked like it smashed into the barrier. I think a semi truck rear ended a 2009 Ford Focus. I was there when the first response showed up. Luckly there seemed to be no injuries.

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KEITHMILES05 4 years ago

Acutally traffic was backed up EAST of the Eudora KTA exit.

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KEITHMILES05 4 years ago

Acutally traffic was backed up EAST of the Eudora KTA exit.

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lawrencian 4 years ago

Hey, KTA, doesn't that make you wish you hadn't COMPLETELY closed the East Lawrence exit?

LJW, did you know that they've renamed the exits on the turnpike? West Lawrence now labeled "MacDonald Drive" and East Lawrence now labeled "N 2nd Street"...

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