Missouri transportation officials are asking drivers to seek alternate routes due to a multiple truck pileup on Thursday morning.
The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. on eastbound I-44 at mile marker 227 near Sullivan, Missouri.
TRAFFIC ALERT I-44 EAST IN MISSOURI
Interstate 44 Eastbound in Franklin County near Sullivan is CLOSED PAST ROUTE AF/MO 185 S due to a vehicle crash.
USE ALT ROUTE
Impact reported at 09:39 AM on 02/03/2022. Closure estimated to last 2 hours.
— MO Public Safety (@MoPublicSafety) February 3, 2022
Local outlet Sullivan Independent News reports that nine semi trucks were involved in a pileup collision.
It isn’t clear how many people were injured, but ambulances have responded to the scene.
The interstate is closed until the crashed trucks can be removed.
Eastbound I-44 at the 227 mile marker (near Sullivan) is closed for a traffic crash involving multiple tractor trailers. We are working on getting one lane open as soon as possible. Tow trucks are on the way. pic.twitter.com/PfvcUOUyGP
— MSHP Troop C (@MSHPTrooperC) February 3, 2022