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6-car accident shuts down westbound lanes on Chain of Rocks Bridge

A picture of traffic on I-270 near Illinois 111 after a six-car accident on Chain of Rocks Bridge.
A picture of traffic on I-270 near Illinois 111 after a six-car accident on Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Police shut down the westbound lanes on Chain of Rocks Bridge after approximately six cars crashed early Wednesday morning.

Eastbound Interstate 270 drivers were also affected; police had the roadway restricted to one lane, according to a KMOV report.

Drivers can avoid the area by taking Illinois 3 or I-255.

No additional information has been released by police.

IDOT reported a significant backup on I-270, stretching from the bridge to Illinois 111.

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