Traffic is extremely slow or altogether at a stop on sections of Highway 40/Interstate 64 near Highway 141 and I-270 due to accidents in both directions that have several lanes closed.
Emergency crews are currently working to clear two accidents, one in the eastbound lanes at Woodsmill Drive and one westbound at Maryville Center Drive, both of which have closed multiple lanes, said MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn. There is no clear time frame for when the lanes will be re-opened.
Horn said traffic maps for the area around where I-64, I-270 and 141 converge are "almost all red and yellow," indicating that vehicles are moving very slowly.
Police officials also said the interstate is experiencing significant issues.
"Interstate traffic is moving slow everywhere but we have a major jam westbound 64 around Maryville," Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer stated to Patch.
"The best advice really is just to stay home if you can and wait this whole thing out," she said.