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Crashes snarl evening rush hour around Will County

A pair of crashes disrupted traffic Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning on Interstates 55 and 80. In this photo, posted on the state police's Facebook page, boxes containers of SlimFast are shown strewn across the roadway and a truck on its side in the ditch.
A pair of crashes disrupted traffic Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning on Interstates 55 and 80. In this photo, posted on the state police's Facebook page, boxes containers of SlimFast are shown strewn across the roadway and a truck on its side in the ditch.

A pair of crashes disrupted traffic Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning on Interstates 55 and 80.

A northbound lane on I-55 was shut down just north of Arsenal Road about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Channahon after a crash involving two commercial vehicles, Illinois State Police Trooper DeAnn Falat said.

One semitrailer side-swiped another, Falat said.

One of the tractor-trailers toppled onto its side and spilled containers of SlimFast all over the roadway.

Falat said about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday lanes were closed for a crash on eastbound I-80 at the Des Plaines River bridge in Joliet. Those lanes reopened about 30 minutes later, Falat said.

Lanes on I-55 reopened after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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