CHICAGO (CBS)–A truck carrying frozen chicken overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning, closing down all eastbound lanes of traffic on I-80 east near Joliet.

Flames and smoke erupted from the overturned trailer, backing up traffic for several hours during the morning rush.

semi accident Semi Truck Carrying Frozen Chicken Collides With Motorcycle On I 80 East Near Joliet

A truck carrying frozen chicken overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning, closing down I-80 east near Joliet.

Both drivers were hospitalized. Their conditions are unknown.

All highway lanes going eastbound were closed at Richard, but one lane had reopened by 11 a.m.