Monday, April 15, 2019

I-290 "Sheet of Ice" Shut Down at I-90/94: Multi-Vehicle Crash with Injuries Outbound I-290 at I-90/94, Chicago

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:33 AM Monday to a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries on outbound I-290 at 41.875703, -87.645392 (I-290 and I-90/94 Chicago, Il). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries on outbound I-290 over I-90/94. Engine 1's crew reported their fire engine was rear-ended right above I-90/94. There were possibly two separate crashes in the area of I-290 and Halsted and I-290 and I-90/94.

Engine 1 reports a total of ten vehicles involved with three ambulances needed. I-290 shut down because of crash oprations and because I-290 is a sheet of ice.

Deputy District Chief 2-2-1 later reported eleven vehicles were involved and it will awhile before all vehicles are removed from the bridge and the bridge is salted.

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