Interstate 94 was shut down Monday night between Burns Harbor and Michigan City, Ind. State police say they have a number of salt trucks working between Burns Harbor and Michigan City trying to work on the black ice hoping to get I-94 open.
The problem was black ice on I-94 and lots of it. A major backup and many trucks sat on the interstate Monday night around 10 p.m. Road conditions were so dangerous that state police shut down I-94 from Burns Harbor east to Michigan City. They're forcing the traffic to get off I-94 eastbound at U.S. 20 in Burns Harbor.
In Michigan City along I-94 the scene was similar, with trucks and a long backup as drivers made their way slowly or went nowhere as they sat hoping I-94 would open up again.
There have been many spinouts. Many trucks were losing traction because of the black ice on I-94.
Just east of South Bend, drivers had to take it slowly because of near white-out conditions.
Snowplows were out in Michigan City and LaPorte. In LaPorte, they were expecting anywhere from 6-12 inches from the lake-effect snowstorm expected overnight.
In the Chicago area, there was a 17-car pileup Monday night at the Edens Spur, and black ice caused many drivers to lose control. No one was reported injured.
Black ice caused many spinouts on I-290 and I-355.