Illinois State Police

Semi Rolls Over, Spills Fuel on SW Side Ramp to Interstate 55

The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. Thursday morning

The ramp from Kedzie Avenue to the Stevenson Expressway was blocked Thursday after a semi rolled over and spilled fuel and oil on the Southwest Side.

The truck overturned about 9:45 a.m. on the ramp from Kedzie to inbound I-55, according to Illinois State Police.

Fuel and oil began to spill from the truck, prompting a hazardous materials response, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No injuries were reported and the HazMat situation was secured by 10:09 a.m.

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The ramp remains closed as of 11:30 a.m., but a heavy-duty tow truck is responding to the scene, state police said. The ramp is expected to be cleared by about noon.

The cause of the rollover remains under investigation.

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