Radiological, hazmat wreck closes WB I-70 near Junction City

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) Geary County Emergency Management is warning the public that a crash that shut down westbound I-70 near Junction City is a radiological, hazardous materials incident.

The crash, which involved two tractor-trailers, happened around 6 a.m. near the Grandview Plaza exit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

Fort Riley its ammunition technicians are assisting emergency managers with the response.

According to a tweet put out by the base, a semi was carrying military munitions between U.S. Army arsenals was involved in the crash and became disabled. The technicians are said to be bringing in a replacement trailer.

All westbound lanes of traffic, from mile marker 299 to 298, were closed Friday morning. As of 1:30 p.m., the one Kansas Department of Transportation said lane had reopened.

Traffic signs are set up to guide drivers through the area. However, KDOT cautions drivers to prepare for heavy traffic, and get off at the Manhattan or Wamego exits, rather than continuing on to Junction City.

Minor injuries were reported as a result of the wreck.