Metro-East News

Multiple-vehicle crash briefly closes northbound I-255

A multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 255 on Thursday afternoon briefly closed all traffic lanes, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

IDOT posted on its Twitter account that a crash on northbound I-255 just past the Interstate 64 interchange closed all lanes at 3:20 p.m. An image posted by IDOT appeared to show multiple passenger cars collided across the lanes.

A second post indicated that the right northbound lane had been reopened as of 3:45 p.m. Later inspection showed all lanes had reopened.

Further details were not immediately available.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald