UPDATED 05/22/12 11:52 a.m.

OAK BROOK, Ill. (CBS) — Traffic was a mess for several hours Tuesday following a chain-reaction crash on the Tri-State Tollway.

As of 11 a.m., the northbound Tri-State (I-294) remained backed up near Roosevelt Road. Three left lanes were blocked from Roosevelt to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55.)

Three cars were involved in the crash just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver of one of the cars was reported in critical condition.

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