UPDATE: Highway 36 reopens after large crash shuts down road Thursday morning

The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews from the Kansas Highway Patrol are waiting for a crane from Topeka to clear the scene.

Posted: Jan. 24, 2019 11:12 AM
Updated: Jan. 24, 2019 2:22 PM

(BROWN COUNTY, Ks.)—*UPDATE: Highway 36 reopens after a large crash shut down the road Thursday morning.*

A large crash has shut down the westbound lanes of Highway 36 in Kansas, just past the Missouri border, according to authorities.

An alert from the Brown County Sheriff's Office said Highway 36 is impassable between Hiawatha and Raccoon Road due to a large accident.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews from the Kansas Highway Patrol are waiting for a crane from Topeka to clear the scene.

KHP is diverting motorists at Route 7 in Kansas. To avoid delays, if you're able, find an alternate route other than US Route 36 westbound and Route 7.

The highway is expected to be closed for three to four hours.

No word yet on how many vehicles are involved or any injuries.

KQ2 is heading to the scene. Stay with KQ2.com for updates.

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
Maryville
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 55°
Savannah
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 51°
Cameron
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 51°
Fairfax
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
A cold front bringing cloudy skies and strong winds, as well as a few scattered showers will move east during the evening hours. By tonight, skies will begin to become clear and the winds will die down. Lows tonight will be in the 40s.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events