WORTH, Ill. -- Two lanes have reopened after a multi-vehicle accident blocked all lanes on southbound Interstate 294 near 95th Street for nearly two hours Monday morning.
Illinois State Police say the initial call came in at 9:21 a.m. It appears the blockage started with two jackknife semis and the chain-reaction accident involved dozens of vehicles.
They said black ice is likely the cause of the accident.
Eight people were taken in fair condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to a hospital representative.
The North Palos Fire Department said 10 people were taken to area hospitals, including Christ. Only two had serious injuries.
State police said at the moment none of the injuries appear life-threatening.
Illinois State Police said in a statement Monday afternoon that only three lanes were open as snow plows salt the pavement. Police also said motorists can exit Interstate 294 southbound to Interstate 55 to LaGrange Road southbound to 95th Street eastbound and re-enter 294 southbound at 95th Street.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.