Trolling my St. Louis news feeds, I came across this:
According to Missouri Department of Transportaion (MoDOT), all southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are closed at Meramec Bottom Road. It is estimated that the highway will be opened by 10 a.m.
Emergency crews are currently blocking all southbound lanes, and multiple vehicles are stopped in the road. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol officials, there was accident with minor injuries.
For an accident with minor injuries, they close the Interstate. Nothing must be allowed to inconvenience the officials!
The timestamp on the traffic camera shows 9:10 a.m., and there’s a tow truck already there loading a car; this means that an accident with minor injuries means closing the Interstate for at least an hour.