KNEM-KNMO Current News
A Lamar, MO man was injuried as the result of a one vehicle accident Monday night in Barton County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred about 11:10 P.M. Monday night on Route KK, 2 miles south of Lamar, involving a 1993 Ford Thunderbird driven by 22 year old Denny Jeffries. The patrol says, Jeffries was westbound on Route KK when he failed to stop at a stop sign, ran off the road, and struck a ditch. Jeffries was transported to the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. He was listed with minor injuries.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be doing road work in the area Tuesday that could inpeed traffic. According to the MoDOT press release, Route “K” at Route “P” West of Liberal, in Barton County, will be be closed from 8:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. Tuesday for installation of new drain pipes. Drivers will have to find alternate routes around the closings. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closings. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zones. Bates County will also see road work today at Route “V” over Walnut Creek near Foster, will be down to one lane of traffic for bridge work. Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution, be alert for flashing arrows on trucks, and slow down.