Semi-truck carrying up to 80,000 pounds of garbage rolls over on Dan Ryan near the Skyway

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CHICAGO — A rollover crash involving a semi-truck carrying garbage caused major delays for the morning commute Friday on the local lanes of the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. when a semi rolled over on the right shoulder of the Dan Ryan outbound local lanes near the Skyway. The truck was headed to a landfill and was carrying up to 80,000 pounds of garbage before it spilled over the expressway, along with 120 gallons of diesel, according to Illinois State Police.

The Dan Ryan’s local southbound lanes from 47th Street until the Skyway were closed for over four hours Friday morning.

As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, all outbound local lanes reopened to traffic.

No one was reported injured.


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