I-94 Blocked: Crash on Edens Expressway At Dempster St (Route 58) Involves Hazmat Operation For Fuel Leak from Semi-Trailer Truck on its Side


VIDEO: Recovery operations included dragging the tractor of the semi-trailer truck across lanes of northbound I-94 (Edens Expressway) Friday night.

A major traffic accident on the Edens Expressway at Dempster Street (Route 58) just before 9:30 p.m. involved a semi-trailer truck with the truck on its side.

A semi-trailer truck was involved in a crash and is leaking fuel. Severe traffic delays on the Edens Expressway in both directions. Saddle tanks are leaking fuel, and firefighters are working to stop the leaks. The load in the semi-trailer is not hazardous.

Illinois State Police, Skokie Fire Department and several mutual aid fire departments with HazMat technicians are on the scene to correct the fuel leak.

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Report from CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET below …

FRI OCT 18 2013 ~9:29 PM
SKOKIE FIRE DEPARTMENT
HAZMAT BOX ALARM
42.039166,-87.764445 (EDENS EXPRESSWAY AND DEMPSTER ST SKOKIE, IL)

MABAS DIVISION 3 BOX ALARM ON BOX #16 H FOR A SEMI-TRAILER CRASH WITH LEAKING FUEL.

ENGINE(S): TWO ENGINES

TRUCK(S): SKOKIE

SQUAD(S): MORTON GROVE

EMS: SKOKIE

CHIEF(S): EVANSTON, MORTON GROVE

SPECIAL: DIVISION 3 ON-DUTY TECHS, SKOKIE TECHS

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: NILES ENGINE, LINCOLNWOOD ENGINE, NORTHFIELD ENGINE

STAGING AT SOUTHBOUND ON THE EDENS SOUTH OF DEMPSTER.

SEVERE TRAFFIC DELAYS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. VEHICLES ARE TURNING AROUND AND GOING IN THE REVERSE DIRECTIONS ON EXPRESS LANES.

GOOGLE TRAFFIC ALERT:
INCIDENT EVENT TYPE. DETOUR TRAFFIC OFF TO TOUHY AVE. MAJOR EVENT SEVERITY. ALL LANES AND SHOULDERS CLOSED.
STARTED: OCT 18, 2013, 9:29PM
EXPECTED TO END: OCT 18, 2013, 10:45PM

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