Friday is off to a trying start as all inbound Lanes of the Stevenson Expressway were shut down at 1st Avenue following a multi-vehicle crash.
Crews were on the scene cleaning up and delays were expected as the investigation continued, though it was beginning to clear up as of 6 a.m.
IB 55 at 1st Ave - terrifying crash involving semi & 10 vehicles in construction zone. 15 injuries, all lanes open. pic.twitter.com/j5pFJjPF74— Jeanette Hudson (@JHudsontraffic) June 19, 2015
TRAFFIC: Cars getting by IB Stevenson at First Ave after semi hit at least 10 cars. Still closed at La Grange. pic.twitter.com/1d3TyPAFfz— Jenny Milkowski (@jennymilk) June 19, 2015
Avoid the IB Stevenson south of 1st Ave. All lanes are blocked due to a 10 vehicle crash. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/MDoqwGQE0c— Derrick Young (@DerrickcyoungMS) June 19, 2015
Current traffic on the IB Stevenson @ 1st Ave. where an earlier accident shut down all lanes. 10-11 cars involved. pic.twitter.com/fiw496HI4j— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 19, 2015
Earlier remnants of a multiple vehicle crash near I-55 IB @ 1st. 15 injuries thus far! pic.twitter.com/FFE880yf8b— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 19, 2015
#StevensonExpressway CLOSED due to ACC NB btwn La Grange Rd & Harlem Av. Traffic backed up to #TriStateTollway. #chicagotraffic— GeoTrafficChicago (@GeoTrafficChi) June 19, 2015
As of 5:30 a.m., though, there were no reported delays on public transportation or at the airports.
Here are some other areas and activities to keep an eye on:
Hey bike commuters! Catch us in Daley Plaza this morning for the #biketowork Rally! #bikechi— Divvy (@DivvyBikes) June 19, 2015
Join us for the Bike to Work week Rally this morning at Daley Plaza! Thanks to our host #bikechicago— Active Trans (@activetrans) June 19, 2015
Street closures in Humboldt Park closes Humboldt Blvd. between Division and California for the Puerto Rican Festival (through Sunday).— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 19, 2015
In the west Loop, Randolph is blocked between Racine and Peoria for the Taste of Randolph (through Sunday evening).— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 19, 2015
Earlier restrictions on bikes, strollers and carts related to high ridership, for Hawks celebrations, on the 'L' have ended.— cta (@cta) June 18, 2015
There are a number of closures, daily and long term, through the Illinois Tollway system. Check the state’s map for the latest on impacted areas:
Traffic trouble spots mapped in realtime via sigaret.com:
Transportation updates on Twitter
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