I-635 northbound closed at Metropolitan because of fatal crash

All lanes of northbound I-635 at Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., were closed at 11 a.m. today because of a motorcycle crash, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes. It was a fatal crash, according to authorities.

Traffic may detour off I-635 at northbound Merriam Lane to northbound U.S. 69 to westbound I-70 and back to northbound I-635, according to KDOT.

Secondary crashes have occurred in the I-635 and Metropolitan area, according to KDOT, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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