All I-80/I-94 Eastbound Lanes Shut Down After 3 Semis Collide in NW Indiana

Early commuters in northwest Indiana are being routed away from the I-80/I-94 just before morning rush hour Friday after three semi-trucks crashed in Hammond.

About 4:30 a.m., two of the semis jackknifed and collided on the I-80/I-94 eastbound lanes near the Indianapolis Boulevard exit, according to Indiana State Police. A third semi slid on the icy roads and crashed into them — blocking the remaining gap on the road.

All eastbound lanes were shut down following the crash, police said, with no estimate as to when they might reopen. No one was injured.

The closures come on top of all South Shore trains to and from northwest Indiana being canceled Friday, after a recent cold snap brought subzero windchill values to the area.

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