Semi-truck crash causes traffic delays on eastbound I-80 near Joliet

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Saturday, February 10, 2024
Semi-truck crash causes traffic delays on eastbound I-80
An eastbound I-80 traffic backup happened Friday evening as lanes were closed due to a semi-truck crash near South Larkin Avenue in Joliet.

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Chopper 7 was over a bad crash Friday evening that caused a traffic backup on eastbound I-80 near Joliet.

The crash appeared to be near South Larkin Avenue. Traffic appeared to be jammed all the way back to I-55 just after 5:30 p.m.

All eastbound lanes appeared to be shut down as authorities were on the scene. It was not known if or when traffic reopened as an official statement from Illinois State Police was not immediately available.

A semi-truck appeared to be jack-knifed, and another car had extensive damage. It was not immediately known if there were any injuries.

The cause of the crash was also not known.

No further information was available.

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