Fatal Crash on Inbound I-55 Near Route 53; Icy Bridges, But Roads Quiet in NW Suburbs to 8AM

i-55 and SchmidtI-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.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of crash with injuries near 41.682539, -88.072612 (I-55 and Route 53 Bolingbrook, Il) …

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