I-55 backup early Tuesday morning December 20, 2016.
Illinois State police and Bolingbrook firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:20 AM Tuesday to a report of a crash with injuries at inbound I-55 and Route 53 near Bolingbrook, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks at inbound I-55 and Route 53.
All lanes were blocked on inbound I-55 near Route 53, and Illinois State Police had vehicles back down the wrong way on a ramp near Weber. Many vehicles were stranded for hours as motorists waited to be reversed out of their lanes.
A second crash was also located inbound before Route 126.
A third crash was reported on outbound I-55 near Route 53 at about 6:25 a.m.
Inbound I-55 was backed up to US 30 at 8:00 a.m.
Icing on bridges was reported, but no major incidents were reported in the northwest suburbs as of 8:00 AM.
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