Icy conditions cause morning I-90 backup
Two jackknifed semitrailers blocking eastbound Interstate 90 caused quite a backup during Friday morning's rush hour with a trail of nearly a dozen spinouts behind them.
No major injuries were reported, an Illinois State Police spokesman said.
The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on the eastbound lanes in the area of Route 47 and Powers Road.
The trucks likely were traveling too fast for the icy roadway conditions, state police Sgt. Paul Carlos said.
A state trooper while responding to the scene slipped and fell on the ice and injured his knee. He was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin with minor injuries, Carlos said.
The semitrailers were eventually moved to opposite shoulders while a few of the roughly 12 vehicles that spun out or ended up in the ditch were cleared.