Chicago Weather: Rain leads to crashes, road closures

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early morning rain led to several car crashes across the Chicago area, including a jackknifed semi on I-94 near Burns Harbor, Ind.

"It's not that wide spread, falling primarily here in the city south and northwest Indiana," ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler said. "I don't think it's going to be a fairly long lasting event."

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and allow for more travel time.

Early Thursday morning, a semi-truck jackknifed on I-94 near Burns Harbor, Ind. The driver was trapped in the wreckage but rescue crews were able to get him out. His condition is not known.

The truck lost its load of heavy paper rolls, and cleanup could take hours, officials said. Eastbound I-94 near SR 149 is closed.

In another crash, a person may have been thrown from the car I-57 near Vollmer Road. Traffic is backed up before U.S. 30.

Several vehicles were involved in the crash that closed Cicero Avenue on the city's Northwest Side from Montrose to Lawrence. It was cleared around 5:45 a.m.
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