SB I-94 lanes reopen after shipping container overturns when semi hits overpass

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Shipping container blocks traffic lanes on Bishop Ford: state police
An overturned shipping container blocked lanes of traffic on the Bishop Ford Expressway after a semi-truck hit an overpass, Illinois State Police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A crash on I-94 is having a big impact on rush-hour traffic.

Cell phone video from the Bishop Ford Expressway near 134th Street.

A truck was carrying a shipping container that was too tall for the underpass, state police said. The container struck the bridge just before 4 p.m. and fell off the truck, blocking all of the lanes.

A pickup truck then hit the container, police said.

All lanes of traffic were reopened around 5:30 p.m., officials said. There was a pretty significant back-up for traffic when the lanes were closed.

No one was hurt, police said.