Nobody likes to sit in traffic, and if anyone tells you otherwise, they are lying. There are a million reasons for traffic to cramp your day, and usually none of them are good. But what if you had a reason to laugh about the traffic in St. Louis, just one time? Well today is your lucky day, as a soybean spill is causing the traffic out there.
UPDATED at 10:45 a.m. Friday with the opening of one eastbound lane.
ST. LOUIS — A tractor-trailer hauling soybeans toppled on eastbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64) in St. Louis on Friday morning, leaving a mix of beans and diesel fuel spread across the road.
The crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. just west of Market Street. Eastbound lanes were closed at the crash site and eastbound traffic was diverted onto Vandeventer Avenue for about four hours.
One eastbound lane was reopened about 10 a.m., but two lanes remained closed, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
To check updates on road closures, go to this site.
Police initially reported it as an injury crash, but arriving EMS crews said no one had been hurt.