I-94 reopened after crash involving as many as 20 vehicles near IL/WI border, ISP says

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Friday, January 27, 2023
NB I-94 closed near IL/WI border due to crash involving as many as 20 vehicles, ISP says
This incident occurred during a severe winter weather event with snow, ice and whiteout conditions believed to be a factor in the initial crash, WSP said.

KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) -- A crash involving as many as 20 vehicles closed down I-94 on the Tri-State tollways at Russell Road near Kenosha Friday afternoon.

Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a 15-70 car crash just across the Illinois/Wisconsin border around 1:45 p.m., according to preliminary information for Illinois State Police.

Upon arrival, troopers found the interstate blocked northbound. Several semi-trucks and cars have been involved amid slippery conditions at the time of the accidents.

Northbound traffic was being routed to Russell Road to the west Frontage Road to WIS 165 back to I-41, Wisconsin State Police said.

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Travelers were also advised to avoid the area, while WSP and supporting agencies work to investigate the crash and clear the roadway.

As of 5:30 p.m., all closures have concluded and I-94 westbound has reopened, state police said.

Many of the damaged vehicles have been towed away.

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