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More than 100 Cars and Semis Crash on Illinois Interstate

More than 100 cars and semis crashed on a slippery stretch of interstate in central Illinois Thursday, according to state police. The crashe...



More than 100 cars and semis crashed on a slippery stretch of interstate in central Illinois Thursday, according to state police.

The crashes stretched several hundred yards along Interstate 39, local news outlets reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The interstate was shut down and was expected to remain so for around 12 hours, Illinois State Police said in a tweet at about 8:15 p.m. EST.

Police said they were at the scene of the crash shortly before 5 p.m. EST. Southbound lanes were shut down at mile marker 14 in El Paso, about 30 miles east of Peoria. We highly encourage you to avoid any travel at this time due to hazardous road conditions.

Also in Illinois, Interstate 74 eastbound near Champaign was blocked after a crash involving several semitrailers, police said.

Numerous crashes and whiteout conditions are making travel extremely dangerous if not impossible.

In the same area, the Illinois Department of Transportation said multiple crashes were blocking all lanes of Interstate 57 southbound at mile marker 243 as of about 7 p.m. EST.

A winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds left roads coated in ice and snow.

Kansas City picked up at least 9.3 inches of snowfall from the winter storm. Snow there fell at a rate of about 1 to 2 inches per hour and was accompanied by thunder and lightning.

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