Interstate 55 southbound reopened at Route 47 after multiple crashes

Interstate 55 is closed going northbound near Route 47 due to multiple crashes.

February 17, 2014 4:18:19 PM PST
All southbound lanes of Interstate 55 have been reopened between the Gardner and Dwight exits.

The Illinois State Police told Eyewitness News that driving conditions remain treacherous and multiple crashes have been reported along the stretch. One of the crashes involved extrication from a six-vehicle pileup.

Heavy snow is reported in the area.

Illinois State Police are urging motorists to slow down.