Rush-hour traffic was tied up for hours after a semi carrying fireworks rolled over and caught fire on the Tri-State Tollway at St. Charles Road Friday morning.
The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. and shut down all northbound lanes from Roosevelt Road to North Avenue, according to fire officials.
Two lanes were opened by 7:30 a.m., but significant delays were still being reported an hour later.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries, officials said.
Overnight call.— Schiller Park Firefighters Local 5230 (@local5230) June 4, 2021
Bat 5, Engine 5, Engine 6, and Amb 5 went mutual aid to 294 NB to assist Berkeley with a semi truck fire loaded with fireworks. Members on engine 5 and 6 emptied their 500 gallons of water. Members were on scene for ~2 hours. @AFFI1935 pic.twitter.com/e1XOLgrRxz