I-470 shut down after officer is injured

Kansas City police have closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 470 after a police officer handling a traffic crash was then hit by another car.

The officer, whose name was not released, has been transported to a nearby hospital, according to police dispatchers. The extent of the officer's injuries isn't known at this time.

The crash occurred around 8:30 this morning on I-470 near View High Drive. Police across the area have been responding to numerous crashes this morning because of icy conditions.