More than 100 vehicles were involved in a massive congestion on Interstate 39 in snowy Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 17, and the roadway remains closed a day later, officials said.
Navala took place in El Pasoeventually closing a 17-mile section of the interstate movement from ordinary to Minonk, Illinois police said. Earlier, officials warned of “high rates of snowfall and blizzards”Which will lead to poor governance conditions across Illinois.
El Paso is approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago.
The first collision was reported on Thursday around 3:15 p.m., which eventually resulted 28 cars were damaged and dozens of others fled the roadway, according to WGLT.
In the city of El Paso they said they were “Several minor injuries” and people were sheltered in the city library and city hall. School district of the city provided a school bus to transport people from the congestion, said the El Paso emergency squad.
As of 5 a.m. Friday, the interstate remained closed in both directions, and according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, it won’t open until noon.
Images and videos show dozens of semi-finished products involved in the massive massacre.
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