I-55 traffic accident cleared, traffic flowing again in South County

News-DemocratMarch 25, 2014 

Traffic is flowing freely again into south St. Louis County after an early morning car accident caused a massive backup into the metro-east.

At 7 a.m. westbound traffic was backed up all the way across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge because of a major traffic accident on Interstate 55 at its connection with Interstate 255. The lanes were cleared by about 8:30 a.m.

Police said, because of overnight snow and morning temperatures hovering near the freezing mark, black ice was a problem for morning travelers. Bridges and overpasses which freeze faster than other road surfaces, were especially dangerous.

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