Overturned semi hauling livestock shuts down I-44

Update: The accident has been cleared.

JOPLIN, MO. – Crews are on the scene of an semi rollover accident on I-44 near the Range Line exit in Joplin.  The semi hauling cattle overturned sometime before 6:30 this morning.  Both lanes of traffic are currently shut down. No word on if there are any injuries or the condition of the livestock in the trailer.  The Missouri Department of Transportation expects the westbound lanes to remain closed until 9:40am.