I-70 CLOSED: Deadly Homeless Fire Ruins Kansas City Chiefs Playoff Game?!?

The Steelers are coming to Arrowhead on Sunday and there's growing concern that traffic could impact THOUSANDS of fans. 

Whilst there are other way to get home from the stadium, this is one of the most highly trafficked routes.

Also . . . 

It might be a pretty good showcase of why the nation needs that Build Back Better cash.

Here's a preliminary peek . . .

The stretch of highway westbound above the location of the fire was shut down until further notice. MoDOT inspectors spent much of the day Thursday assessing potential damage to the bridge to determine what repairs are needed.

“We are checking the structural integrity of the bridge. Checking damage to girders, to the connections between the girders. Those critical components,” MoDOT Kansas City District Office Assistant District Engineer Matt Killion said.

Fires at encampments have previously caused structural damage to a bridge in Kansas City. In 2015, a fire under the Beardsley Road Bridge damaged concrete and bent two bridge girders. It cost $400,000 to repair.

A second fire at the same bridge in 2018 cost $2 million to repair. The second fire caused significant damage to the concrete piers and bent five bridge girders.

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MoDOT assessing damage to bridge following deadly fire at homeless encampment that closed portion of I-70

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A stretch of one of Kansas City's major highways remained shut down for hours Thursday following a deadly fire underneath a bridge. Firefighters discovered human remains Thursday morning after extinguishing a fire at a homeless encampment near I-70 and Truman Road.

UPDATE . . . 

For fans going to the Kansas City Chiefs game this Sunday, make sure to prepare for the westbound I-70 lanes to be closed. While it might not impact getting to Arrowhead Stadium, it could have an effect on fans getting home. 

MoDOT: I-70 to remain closed until Monday following damage from fatal fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Interstate 70 has been closed westbound at 18th Street since Thursday morning due to a fire . The fire happened under the 18th Street bridge in an encampment for people experiencing homelessness and claimed the life of one person .

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