Multi-Vehicle Pileup Shuts Down Outbound Kennedy

CHICAGO (CBS) — A multi-vehicle pileup early Tuesday shut down the inbound Kennedy Expressway, causing a major headache for early-morning commuters.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the accident at Cumberland Avenue shut down all lanes of the Kennedy Expressway sometime before 6 a.m.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said five vehicles were involved in the accident, but Habermehl counted seven – six cars and one box truck.

The crash caused backups west all the way from Busse Road to the Kennedy junction on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and a standstill on the ramps from the Tri-State Tollway.

In addition, the crash caused a gapers block on the outbound Kennedy that jammed up traffic from Harlem Avenue to Cumberland Avenue.

The outbound lanes had reopened by 6:15 a.m.

  • Jim Hamilton

    Okay DBS we get the fact that the accident caused a lot of problems but what caused the accident?

    • Jim Hamilton

      Correction *CBS

  • Michelle B.

    And was it the inbound or outbound Kennedy? The heading says Outbound but the 1st paragraph says inbound. Then the next to last paragraph says gapers delay on the Outbound (implying not shut down), but the last paragraph says Outbound reopened (implying shut down).
    I know this was a long article, a whopping 6 sentences, but the journalistic quality is severely lacking.

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