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A semi trailer rolled over on I-80 westbound between Route 30 and I-355 Thursday morning, shutting it down. Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor
11:56 am CST December 26, 2019

A semi trailer rollover shut down I-80 westbound between Route 30 and I-355 before 8:45 a.m.. Thursday, Dec. 26. 

The rollover occurred just past the bridge over Route 30 in New Lenox in a two-lane construction zone.

Traffic is being redirected to I-355 northbound, and drivers should use alternate routes as it will be shut down for an extended amount of time, according to a press release from Illinois State Police. The I-355 southbound and I-80 westbound ramps are also closed.

The truck tractor contained liquid Phosphoric Acid, which was leaking from the trailer, causing a hazmat situation, according to the release.

Police said people in the area should take necessary precautions to prevent injury. 

Traffic on I-80 westbound was backed up to LaGrange Road as of 10:45 a.m.