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CHICAGO (STMW) - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency reopened portions of several interstates Wednesday after heavy snow and stranded vehicles hampered snow-clearing efforts and forced road closures.

In the south suburbs, southbound Interstate 57 was reopened in both directions at Interstate 80 near Country Club Hills, according to an IEMA release.

Near far southwestern Morris, both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have been reopened, the release said. Interstate 80 was also reopened in both directions near Princeton in central Illinois.

In the far western suburbs, Interstate 39 has been reopened in both directions between Interstate 55 near Normal and U.S. Route 20 near Rockford, the release said.

In western Illinois. Interstate 88 was reopened in both directions between Illinois Route 40 and Interstate 80 near Davenport, Iowa.

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