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EB I-470 closed between Gage & Burlingame after fatal accident

At least one person died Tuesday morning in South-central Topeka after an accident on I-470.
At least one person died Tuesday morning in South-central Topeka after an accident on I-470.(Doug Brown, WIBW)
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 9:27 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says at least one person has died in a Tuesday morning accident in Topeka.

KHP says they were called to the eastbound lanes of I-470 between Gage and Burlingame at 6:42 a.m. They say one vehicle driving westbound on the interstate slid through the median into oncoming eastbound traffic, striking a second vehicle.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says Eastbound I-470 between Gage Blvd. and Burlingame has since been closed as a result of the accident.

KDOT says all eastbound lanes will be completely shut down for several hours.

KDOT reminds drivers that salt and brine used to treat roads does not work as well due to the extremely cold conditions. Be extremely careful as you drive over bridges and overpasses.

No other information has been released. This is a developing story.

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