NB I-294 lanes reopen after 7-vehicle crash in Des Plaines

DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) -- A seven-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-294 created long traffic backups Tuesday morning.

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The crash occurred at about 5:45 a.m., Illinois State Police said. One of the vehicles involved in the crash is a car transporter. One minor injury was reported in the crash, police said.

Initially, all northbound lanes were blocked at Oakton Street just south of Dempster Street. At about 6:20 a.m., crews managed to open two middle lane and by about 7:15 a.m., two more lanes were reopened. All lanes were reopened a short time after that.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report
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