Traffic was backed up for miles on Interstate 270 as only one lane was open in each direction due to a early morning St. Louis area tractor trailer crash.
According to local media reports, the accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. near Route 367. A tractor trailer jackknifed and overturned in the roadway. Part of the trailer came to rest across the concrete median.
Fortunately, no smaller cars were caught up in the wreck and the driver did not suffer life threatening injuries.
No word yet on what caused the driver to jackknife.
The westbound lanes of the highway were completely blocked, forcing drivers to pass on the shoulder. Several of the eastbound lanes were also blocked as debris from the Missouri truck accident was scattered on the roadway.