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An accident has closed the exit from I-635 to I-70 in Kansas City, Kan. (KC Scout photo)

A serious accident has closed the exit from I-635 southbound in I-70 eastbound, according to KC Scout.

The accident happened around 12:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.

Motorists were advised to use an alternate route.

 

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Some Wyandotte Plaza businesses and townhomes to the north were evacuated this morning because of a gas leak.

Construction workers working on the remodeling at Wyandotte Plaza, near 78th and State Avenue, hit a gas line with a front loader around 9:30 a.m. April 16 on a road behind the building, said Assistant Chief Craig Duke, spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

Some businesses in Wyandotte Plaza and about eight townhomes to the north had to be evacuated because the wind was blowing gas back into the building, he said.

The incident lasted about 45 minutes, until the gas was shut off, and then workers and residents returned to their buildings, he said. There were injuries.

 

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A victim of a homicide on April 14 has been identified, according to Kansas City, Kan., police.

Oscar Sanchez-Escamilla, 30, of Kansas City, Kan., was the victim of a shooting on I-635 near I-70 on April 14.

At the time of the shooting, police said they did not believe it had anything to do with a series of recent highway shootings under investigation in Kansas City, Mo.

Sanchez-Escamilla was one of two gunshot victims who went to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., around 3:30 a.m. April 14.

The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s Major Case Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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