Hay bales fall off truck, block I-70 in Wentzville

Posted on: 8:24 am, December 27, 2013, by , updated on: 11:19am, December 27, 2013

WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Both lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 in Wentzville were closed for about an hour Friday morning while road crews removed several large round hay bales from the road

The bales came off a flatbed semi-trailer a little before 7:00am Friday.

Traffic backed up for about three miles, going back as far as one mile east of the Foristell exit at one point.

MoDOT brought in snow removal equipment and skiploaders to push the hay out of the way.

There are no reports of injuries.

Each bale weighs about 1,500 pounds. The trucking company will have to remove the hay from the side of the road.

 

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