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Lanes Reopen After Truck Leaking Chemicals Shuts Down Stevenson In Burr Ridge

(STMW/CBS) -- Southbound lanes of I-55 were shut down for several hours Tuesday evening near west suburban Burr Ridge when a semi truck spilled a hazardous material on the expressway.

All southbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway were closed about 3:40 p.m. at County Line Road near Burr Ridge when the semi truck began leaking the hazardous material from the trailer onto the shoulder of the roadway, Illinois State Police said.

The 2000 Kenworth T2000 tractor with a 1999 trim trailer was driven by a 58-year-old man from Oak Park, state police said.

The Tri-State Fire Protection District was responding to the HazMat situation, authorities said.

No injuries have been reported, said Illinois State Police Sgt. Bruce Orns.

The left lane and the left shoulder were both reopened to traffic about 7:40 p.m. and the remaining lanes were reopened about 10:30 p.m., state police said. Northbound traffic was not affected.

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(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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