Semi accident snarls train, highway traffic

April 28, 2009 9:19:23 AM PDT
An accident caused a major tie-up on the Tri-State Tollway as well as the Metra Milwaukee North line Tuesday morning.A semi ran off the road in a construction area and struck a bridge pillar near Rockland Road. That caused concrete and other debris from the overpass to fall onto the Metra tracks.

Traffic was backed up for miles on the Tri-State. Passengers on the Milwaukee line also had to deal with a major delay.

All lanes are now open on the tollway. Trains were expected to be getting back on schedule by noon Tuesday.