State Police: I-80 Closing In South Suburbs, Road ‘Impassable’

JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) – State Police are reporting that I-80 will soon be closed in the far south suburbs, from Morris west to Ottawa, because of “impassable” blizzard conditions.

The interstate will be closed as soon as the Illinois Dept. of Transportation can get the barricades up, said Joliet District State Police Sgt. Chris Paluch, and the road will remain closed all night.

“It’s terrible,” Paluch said. “There are too many crashes and too many vehicles in ditches. You can’t even get to the cars anymore.”

  • Mike Casey

    I don’t mean to come off like a jerk, but does anybody else find this hilarious?

    • Frances Lovato

      You must leave here in Chicago otherwise you would never say something stupid like thar

  • Chicagoan

    No we don’t you A-hole!

  • donna dunn

    that you come off like a jerk? yeah.

  • SoSubber

    Since when is anything between Morris and Ottawa a “South Suburb?”

  • knappydawg

    Live in Lockport and we don’t want to be a burb of Chicago!! Can’t believe Morris to Ottawa does either!!

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