Crash ties up traffic on I-44 in Springfield Tuesday afternoon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A crash involving a large trash bin on I-44 Tuesday afternoon slowed traffic in Springfield.

Officers responded to the crash where I-44 crosses over Grant Avenue. The crash happened in the westbound lanes. The semi lost its load onto the interstate. The truck was also hauling old water meters. It appears no other vehicles hit it.

Traffic backed up for miles between U.S. 65 and Kansas Expressway.

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