Metra Train Hits Semi on NW Side, Authorities Say

No injuries were immediately reported as a result of the crash

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Metra Milwaukee District North trains are running nearly an hour behind schedule during the evening rush Tuesday after a train struck a semi truck in Edgebrook on the North Side.

According to Metra officials, train number 2135 struck the semi near the Edgebrook station on Chicago’s Northwest Side at approximately 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

All inbound and outbound train traffic were halted as a result of the crash.

According to service alerts from the agency, several trains going in both directions were being impacted by the crash, with significant delays expected to continue.

The train that struck the semi is moving, and service is expected to be up to 55 minutes behind schedule, Metra said.

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