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Lanes reopened after northbound I-55 semitrailer crash at Kankakee River Bridge

Northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near the Kankakee River Bridge were reopened after the investigation of a crash on Friday morning involving a semitrailer and two vehicles.

At 9:35 a.m. on Friday, a three-vehicle crash occurred at I-55 at milepost 241 in Wilmington Township, which is where the Kankakee River Bridge is located. The area is also about 17 miles southwest of Joliet.

A semitrailer had lost control, hit the bridge support and struck a white Kia and silver Honda and then became stuck over the guardrail, according to Illinois State Police.

No injures were reported at the scene, police said.

Traffic was rerouted because northbound lanes in that area were been shut down. The lanes closed for the crash investigation until about 1 p.m. on Friday.

The Braidwood Emergency Services And Disaster Agency posted on its Facebook page that the crash involves multiple vehicles and a semitrailer that has jackknifed, or folded in an acute angle.

Roads are hazardous on Friday morning because they are “very icy with blowing snow,” according to the Braidwood ESDA.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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