Shelby Bremer

Crash Shuts Down Northbound I-55 Near Wilmington

Multiple lanes of Interstate 55 near Wilmington were blocked Thursday morning after a crash involving multiple trucks and cars, authorities say.

Illinois State Police said at around 10:30 a.m. that the crash took place in the northbound lanes of the expressway near Lorenzo Road, mile post 240.

The crash involved three truck-tractor semi-trailers and two passenger cars, according to ISP, which said the northbound lanes would be closed "for an extended period of time."

Traffic was being rerouted onto IL Route 113, officials said.

Further details, including information on any injuries, were not immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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