Two accidents involving seven vehicles, including two semi-trucks, closed westbound Interstate 70 Friday morning near Highland.
Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Dye Jr. said there were two crashes near exit 30 — and while several injuries had been reported, none were classified as life-threatening as of 11:20 a.m. Friday.
Pictures posted by police showed a semi truck filled with what appeared to be paper products and another crash with a car on its roof.
Police asked people to stay out of the area if possible as cleanup and investigation continued.
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“Westbound traffic is completely stopped but is being rerouted,” Dye said around 11:20 a.m. Friday “Traffic eastbound is proceeding, but proceeding slowly due to onlookers and emergency response vehicles.”