Nearly 60 vehicles were involved in pile-up crashes on the Kennedy Expressway Wednesday morning, officials said.
The Chicago Fire Department tweeted at around 5:45 a.m. that emergency services were responding to the expressway near North Avenue for the crashes.
Low traction on the expressway due to overnight snow and icy conditions caused multiple collisions, authorities said.
Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, CFD said. 32 others were evaluated and treated at the scene and opted not to be hospitalized.
All inbound lanes were closed as emergency crews remained on the scene. Fire officials issued a warning to drivers to not use the Kennedy Wednesday morning, and to be aware of slippery roads around the city no matter the route.
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