UPDATED: 1/24/2014 – 10:22 a.m.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (CBS) — Crews have reopened the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Northwest Indiana, more than 18 hours after a massive chain-reaction crash killed three people, and injured more than 20 others.
I-94 was shut down between Exit 26 and Exit 40 Thursday afternoon, after nearly four dozen vehicles were involved in a pileup near Michigan City, Ind., amid whiteout conditions.
CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports crews spent more than 18 hours pulling injured victims out of vehicles, removing the wrecked cars and trucks, cleaning up debris, and then clearing the road of snow and ice before reopening the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Michigan City and the Michigan state line around 9 a.m. Friday. Eastbound I-94 between Michigan City and Chesterton reopened by 10 a.m. Friday.